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Small Cities 2014

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 96,500

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 169  164  150  155  135  127  95.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 134  177  65  113  39  107  98.95 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 165  131  152  136  168  155  95.23 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 111  82  161  127  150  103  99.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 27  173  148  117  93  68  10027.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 63  44  94  82  68  95.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 14  166  25  134  110  121  97.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  100  59  60  59  59  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  27  25  40  80  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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