Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 874,870

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 102  71  104  82  36  41  104.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 46  17  108  50  67  38  101.16 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 101  96  75  77  59  36  102.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 140  38  36  80  53  53  100.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 119  126  52  50  74  153  9929.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  51  69  48  53  40  107.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 156  127  62  90  146  89  99.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 84  84  72  81  95  87  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  91  83  114  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)