Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 142      Population: 444,750

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 11  20  54  81  146  140  96.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 70  186  174  102  159  100  99.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  18  30  53  162  93.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  167  175  151  158  98.32 
Short-Term Job Growth5 143  194  186  108  182  171  9880.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  31  61  72  133  159  86.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 63  157  154  75  151  135  97.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  47  24  33  26  21  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)