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Fayetteville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 194      Population: 387,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 37  93  197  195  115  190  91.98 
1-yr Job Growth2 193  191  199  190  192  182  98.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  96  196  179  198  82.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 50  198  194  200  198  169  97.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5 145  161  185  58  148  181  9868.36% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 48  73  100  188  110  94.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 72  198  87  110  196  89.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  122  145  144  142  150  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 186  163  144  143  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)