Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 77      Population: 446,840

The 2015 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 48  67  107  94  78  78  100.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 67  89  115  60  101  59  100.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 91  94  124  136  133  94  97.40 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 122  86  165  92  80  103  99.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5 145  92  17  49  25  74  10052.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 37  72  39  62  98  97.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 155  28  121  11  136  183  93.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 129  125  143  132  109  123  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  47  50  49  26  21  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)