Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Raleigh, NC

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 1,242,974

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 10  15  29  25  17  105.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  69  25  24  28  22  101.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  18  20  30  37  13  107.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 51  91  24  60  29  21  102.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 56  46  51  131  68  10048.43% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 34  61  94  44  23  38  105.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 53  107  66  17  70  57  101.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 19  27  25  16  11  10  1.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  14  17  10  13.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)