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Large Cities 2015

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 1,342,841

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 153  155  171  170  136  109  100.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 102  122  167  144  123  123  98.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 138  143  141  153  155  162  98.38 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 74  154  71  182  168  164  93.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 65  121  135  186  168  121  9985.14% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 17  22  55  122  48  154  97.52 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 52  54  27  69  20  74  103.73 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 149  147  150  149  142  146  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  129  114  115  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)