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Small Cities 2014

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 143,780

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 177  178  179  179  173  147  93.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 101  155  179  148  11  49  100.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 173  175  176  178  192  108  93.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  89  168  140  114  15  101.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 104  179  124  141  74  130  9903.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 178  172  175  169  165  130  80.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 140  15  141  128  130  112  97.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 32  26  33  20  35  40  0.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  40  80  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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