Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC MSA

Overall Rank: 99      Population: 449,294

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 155  175  164  76  71  47  101.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 115  47  69  54  68  67  102.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 166  190  190  167  113  56  101.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 154  161  115  63  109  93  98.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  50  53  143  9943.01% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 120  85  97  101  84  108  100.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 85  44  59  152  138  83  102.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 194  185  193  192  193  192  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  163  194  194  178  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)