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Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 16      Population: 776,000

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 28  26  12  22  25  32  105.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  80  34  27  26  33  100.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  33  24  25  48  27  106.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 24  66  59  35  26  18  102.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  165  93  46  80  104  9984.81% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 12  11  12  120.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 79  34  30  108  38  112.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 77  70  72  59  66  60  1.01 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  67  89  84  118  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)