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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSA

Overall Rank: 25      Population: 1,904,000

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 16  11  12  109.90 
1-yr Job Growth2 23  20  20  11  101.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 68  27  20  112.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  87  27  46  101.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 11  14  40  20  31  120  9971.04% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 133  159  125  24  27  20  114.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 92  24  55  70  100.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  129  127  117  128  132  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  105  56  48  71  73  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)