Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 1,343,570

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 153  153  155  171  170  136  97.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 189  102  122  167  144  123  99.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 165  138  143  141  153  155  94.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 140  74  154  71  182  168  97.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 181  65  121  135  186  168  9890.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 56  17  22  55  122  48  105.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 162  52  54  27  69  20  103.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  149  147  150  149  142  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  133  129  114  115  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)