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Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA

Overall Rank: 193      Population: 281,227

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 100  169  194  191  193  167  98.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 108  200  195  167  178  182  93.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 117  133  152  174  173  190  96.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 159  83  154  188  140  188  89.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 108  200  153  194  181  194  9787.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 105  179  179  22  38  92  100.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 142  193  155  80  197  100  100.53 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 197  199  189  180  194  197  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  189  83  114  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)