Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 142      Population: 756,139

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 162  175  186  168  141  152  99.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  163  117  160  99  149  96.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 160  153  150  160  123  113  99.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 95  102  102  105  160  127  96.61 
Short-Term Job Growth5 87  137  118  57  106  107  10013.81% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 100  25  22  80  83  195  88.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 99  25  39  184  99  121  94.58 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 92  98  79  77  81  86  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  50  49  56  63  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)