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Large Cities 2014

Columbia, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 94      Population: 817,488

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 108  109  96  66  56  94  100.39 
1-yr Job Growth2 146  72  88  58  63  57  103.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  117  105  107  107  61  100.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 158  157  78  88  68  78  99.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  61  152  121  83  181  9849.62% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 103  106  141  146  94  89  100.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 120  157  133  82  42  29  114.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 158  159  166  170  160  153  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  163  175  143  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)