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Winston-Salem, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 160      Population: 668,000

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 142  157  152  118  119  121  98.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 68  77  128  119  108  158  99.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 133  117  134  81  111  122  96.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 128  103  141  38  100  163  98.13 
Short-Term Job Growth5 142  171  98  166  161  165  9901.56% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 186  187  143  80  173  74  102.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  17  151  20  182  94.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 161  167  147  147  143  145  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  83  56  48  54  73  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)