Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 184      Population: 305,930

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 119  107  96  145  161  177  94.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 120  88  178  173  180  185  98.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 150  104  86  92  172  177  92.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 150  68  21  172  198  185  97.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 14  116  160  194  147  123  9977.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 47  61  190  199  193  179  81.85 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 158  67  195  89  79  99.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  102  165  148  144  136  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  63  133  105  114  115  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)