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Small Cities 2014

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 154      Population: 146,950

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 80  93  99  91  97  137  94.60 
1-yr Job Growth2 59  125  122  118  57  176  97.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 92  67  90  103  102  96  94.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  19  146  159  87  63  99.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 62  32  73  43  190  76  10006.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  30  89  141  179  76  83.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  101  175  53  57  150  95.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 162  165  170  170  194  194  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  174  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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