Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 165      Population: 734,621

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 54  65  97  169  169  142  99.40 
1-yr Job Growth2 166  129  162  184  136  162  95.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 48  47  97  76  180  161  98.38 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 192  86  127  172  182  165  93.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 169  51  133  71  164  182  9848.74% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 131  196  98  24  35  83  101.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 199  161  58  180  182  126  92.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 76  92  12  30  37  74  0.95 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  68  67  74  63  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)