Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Spartanburg, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 329,136

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 163  112  61  49  46  40  101.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 170  87  51  43  104.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 126  141  128  125  46  88  100.31 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 78  116  64  27  50  51  102.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 20  38  90  48  162  40  10110.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 52  122  95  188  123.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 32  25  173  145  124.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 188  195  190  183  162  181  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  133  163  114  84  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)