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Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 884,974

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 71  104  82  36  41  102  100.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 17  108  50  67  38  60  103.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 96  75  77  59  36  60  100.96 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 38  36  80  53  53  38  102.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 126  52  50  74  153  102  10017.93% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 51  69  48  53  40  52  102.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 127  62  90  146  89  22  117.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 84  72  81  95  87  77  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  91  83  114  84  54  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)