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Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

Overall Rank: 77      Population: 551,632

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 142  135  141  113  106  69  100.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 54  87  144  182  56  110  98.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 114  115  96  92  62  63  100.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 100  74  161  146  101  98.13 
Short-Term Job Growth5 88  154  120  82  152  35  10126.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 22  189  153  187  118  13  108.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 117  183  42  55  21  87  101.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 155  179  170  169  166  166  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 189  186  163  144  115  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)