Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 101      Population: 546,350

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 133  142  135  141  113  106  99.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  54  87  144  182  56  100.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 153  114  115  96  92  62  99.27 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 155  100  74  161  146  98.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 47  88  154  120  82  152  9929.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 22  189  153  187  118  95.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 175  117  183  42  55  21  103.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  155  179  170  169  166  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  189  186  163  144  115  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)