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Small Cities 2014

Decatur, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 161      Population: 152,256

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 120  152  161  159  169  152  98.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 67  141  133  188  170  176  90.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 125  119  130  158  130  191  94.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 48  96  119  149  146  177  87.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 110  67  123  99  128  123  9948.86% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 81  24  37  125  128  27  105.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  106  19  87  92  22  116.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 129  145  148  159  153  145  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  94  48  82  28  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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