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Large Cities 2014

Columbus, GA-AL MSA

Overall Rank: 190      Population: 308,755

The 2014 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 92  78  88  130  179  187  97.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 69  174  152  170  195  188  92.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 42  28  25  48  166  178  97.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 61  37  84  173  197  181  91.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5 42  152  177  128  154  157  9914.06% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 117  192  134  89  134  169  96.37 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 112  189  184  111  168  183  78.41 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 19  123  123  110  116  116  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  91  83  56  84  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)