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Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA

Overall Rank: 95      Population: 601,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 82  86  108  130  96  100  99.45 
1-yr Job Growth2 190  148  81  110  116  94  99.94 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 45  55  112  165  86  125  96.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 138  162  190  154  166  92  100.53 
Short-Term Job Growth5 78  78  129  150  32  52  10062.82% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 26  110  59  131  23  58  106.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 36  129  103  184  141  135  97.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  149  131  137  138  110  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  129  74  84  118  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)