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Small Cities 2014

Hot Springs, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 160      Population: 99,000

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 98  119  153  163  106  143  93.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 73  127  118  181  154  110  99.06 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 114  87  76  114  127  120  94.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 62  65  111  145  110  107  99.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5 150  105  35  62  62  175  9812.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 166  110  62  56  175  76.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 21  135  10  43  174  94.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 120  31  41  34  50  96  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  61  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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