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Small Cities 2014

Goldsboro, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 182      Population: 124,150

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 88  115  129  189  182  164  98.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 95  104  141  187  162  179  90.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  83  77  109  167  162  96.96 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 135  26  102  176  192  166  89.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 40  82  132  176  60  166  9833.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 11  46  60  197  88.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 116  70  95  97  51  84  96.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 87  120  138  126  123  115  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 27  134  129  80  82  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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