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Small Cities 2014

Albany, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 98      Population: 152,000

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 135  146  180  175  92  122  94.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 119  132  166  161  157  51  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 128  131  163  184  186  168  88.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 159  135  166  171  186  55  101.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5 137  166  181  71  108  107  9931.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 80  73  60  71  115  102  93.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  133  93  54  128  106  98.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  71  68  70  59  55  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  129  125  82  88  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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