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Small Cities 2014

Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 42      Population: 205,290

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 83  89  108  82  89  27  101.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 132  68  50  42  40  51  99.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 96  101  97  140  138  102.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 128  137  115  109  99  78  97.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 28  90  146  61  18  67  10034.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  41  17  169  18  81  101.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 108  81  81  114  174  157  81.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  91  78  106  116  97  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  93  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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