Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 180      Population: 376,510

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 19  13  37  93  197  195  91.19 
1-yr Job Growth2 130  33  193  191  199  190  97.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  96  196  86.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 33  50  198  194  200  93.97 
Short-Term Job Growth5 97  135  145  161  185  58  10070.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 35  68  48  73  100  97.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 26  189  72  198  87  99.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 187  192  170  122  145  144  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 198  198  186  163  144  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)