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Small Cities 2014

Decatur, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 102      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 152  161  159  169  152  159  92.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 141  133  188  170  176  82  99.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 119  130  158  130  191  167  88.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 96  119  149  146  177  104  99.61 
Short-Term Job Growth5 67  123  99  128  123  71  10019.36% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 24  37  125  128  27  28  111.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 106  19  87  92  22  13  105.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  148  159  153  145  142  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  48  82  28  44  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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