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Small Cities 2014

Alexandria, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 199      Population: 154,789

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 68  95  157  182  167  172  97.81 
1-yr Job Growth2 128  169  152  128  114  173  91.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 39  87  113  172  181  174  96.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 166  130  137  160  143  181  87.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  136  165  164  171  192  9717.38% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 12  71  24  27  171  200  87.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 83  24  124  135  191  69.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 144  155  140  160  170  173  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  94  125  129  174  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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