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Large Cities 2015

Fayetteville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 185      Population: 380,389

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 13  37  93  197  195  115  99.89 
1-yr Job Growth2 33  193  191  199  190  192  91.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  96  196  179  97.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 33  50  198  194  200  198  83.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5 135  145  161  185  58  148  9932.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 68  48  73  100  188  93.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 189  72  198  87  110  97.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 192  170  122  145  144  142  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 198  186  163  144  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)