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Columbia, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 111      Population: 825,000

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 109  96  66  56  94  69  102.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 72  88  58  63  57  165  98.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 117  105  107  107  61  66  101.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 157  78  88  68  78  85  100.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  152  121  83  181  101  9987.21% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 106  141  146  94  89  83  100.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 157  133  82  42  29  149  96.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 159  166  170  160  153  158  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  163  175  143  144  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)