Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 166      Population: 375,440

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 112  147  159  180  190  187  93.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 161  196  133  140  178  172  98.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 79  91  126  157  187  193  87.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 61  172  182  192  169  189  96.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 179  186  176  150  122  132  9964.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 71  126  134  178  84  31  108.97 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 22  110  99  69  49  52  100.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  123  87  111  88  64  0.98 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  109  105  89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)