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Huntsville, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 455,000

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 54  81  146  140  76  92  100.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 174  102  159  100  106  51  100.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  30  53  162  144  151  94.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 167  175  151  158  176  99  100.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 186  108  182  171  38  17  10188.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 61  72  133  159  51  114  93.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 154  75  151  135  134  22  103.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  33  26  21  20  15  10.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)