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Large Cities 2014

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 7      Population: 1,830,300

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 54  41  16  110.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  23  20  20  101.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 60  52  68  27  20  108.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 137  11  69  87  27  101.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 67  97  11  14  40  20  10173.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 69  76  133  159  125  24  111.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  61  92  24  105.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 104  121  112  129  127  117  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  106  50  105  56  48  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)