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Large Cities 2014

Knoxville, TN MSA

Overall Rank: 127      Population: 868,546

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 51  79  106  98  105  91  100.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 20  171  170  89  74  114  98.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 68  64  69  78  74  102  100.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 21  67  137  147  100  113  97.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 29  43  16  62  105  168  9889.67% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 105  68  176  192  136  135  98.74 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 84  153  178  169  32  163  86.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 109  75  102  89  88  99  0.75 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  68  67  89  84  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)