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Small Cities 2014

Dalton, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 56      Population: 144,000

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 179  179  173  147  76  70  98.16 
1-yr Job Growth2 179  148  11  49  107  136  98.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 176  178  192  108  114  47  101.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  140  114  15  126  29  102.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5 124  141  74  130  107  67  10028.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 175  169  165  130  100  152  83.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 141  128  130  112  171  74  100.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  20  35  40  34  31  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  40  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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