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Spartanburg, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 28      Population: 334,000

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 112  61  49  46  40  30  106.30 
1-yr Job Growth2 87  51  43  102.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 141  128  125  46  88  33  105.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 116  64  27  50  51  24  102.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  90  48  162  40  102  9985.02% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 122  95  188  127.63 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 32  25  173  145  119.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 195  190  183  162  181  181  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  163  114  84  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)