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

Overall Rank: 51      Population: 464,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 175  164  76  71  47  41  105.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 47  69  54  68  67  101.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 190  190  167  113  56  54  103.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 161  115  63  109  93  30  102.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 50  53  143  32  10128.41% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 85  97  101  84  108  120  91.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 44  59  152  138  83  96  98.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 185  193  192  193  192  192  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  194  194  178  191  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)