Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Winston-Salem, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 121      Population: 662,079

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 131  142  157  152  118  119  99.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 141  68  77  128  119  108  99.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 136  133  117  134  81  111  99.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 114  128  103  141  38  100  98.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 105  142  171  98  166  161  9906.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 185  186  187  143  80  173  95.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 200  132  17  151  20  117.74 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 174  161  167  147  147  143  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  91  83  56  48  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)