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Small Cities 2014

Gadsden, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 102,564

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 135  106  122  91  97  52  100.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 83  94  125  78  90  100  96.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 138  131  133  169  156  106  98.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 73  125  145  165  116  156  90.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 121  66  76  88  50  55  10063.52% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 137  128  155  196  50  99  100.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 167  172  54  185  114  165  79.80 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 141  160  163  190  187  185  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  61  125  129  135  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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