Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA

Overall Rank: 195      Population: 306,334

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 107  96  145  161  177  169  98.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 88  178  173  180  185  185  93.04 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 104  86  92  172  177  187  97.27 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 68  21  172  198  185  187  89.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 116  160  194  147  123  130  9962.55% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 61  190  199  193  179  197  88.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 67  195  89  79  167  85.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 102  165  148  144  136  163  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  133  105  114  115  178  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)