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Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA

Overall Rank: 192      Population: 282,000

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 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 169  194  191  193  167  191  91.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 200  195  167  178  182  198  97.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 133  152  174  173  190  180  89.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 83  154  188  140  188  148  98.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 200  153  194  181  194  188  9838.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 179  179  22  38  92  155  85.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 193  155  80  197  100  115  98.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 199  189  180  194  197  197  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 189  83  114  143  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)