Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Hot Springs, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 97,477

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 98  98  119  153  163  106  99.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 108  73  127  118  181  154  92.91 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 116  114  87  76  114  127  98.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 129  62  65  111  145  110  94.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 162  150  105  35  62  62  10040.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 153  166  110  62  56  102.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 173  21  135  10  43  107.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 143  120  31  41  34  50  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  134  61  80  82  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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