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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS MSA

Overall Rank: 195      Population: 394,000

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 119  153  196  196  173  181  93.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 191  133  195  197  186  185  98.24 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  154  185  197  198  192  86.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 197  189  103  194  199  154  98.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 199  180  188  193  151  182  9863.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 148  188  181  185  194  180  79.63 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 129  190  191  148  178  197  89.66 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 175  182  153  154  156  154  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  129  144  115  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)