Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 189      Population: 415,400

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 57  87  145  192  188  191  92.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 42  168  196  183  150  167  98.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 21  37  53  87  146  179  92.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 30  82  88  195  175  167  98.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 169  168  159  184  193  165  9909.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 21  50  20  97  97.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 69  91  82  30  164  165  95.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 132  143  131  105  113  140  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  84  133  129  114  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)