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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA

Overall Rank: 27      Population: 536,000

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 34  27  14  11  110.86 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  57  11  15  101.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 27  12  23  112.92 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 90  24  36  12  16  103.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  95  35  21  58  10043.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 195  183  77  82  90  75  102.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 200  94  95  73  128  66  100.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 179  143  163  168  184  183  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 186  129  175  177  178  176  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)