Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 66      Population: 325,080

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 137  163  112  61  49  46  103.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 114  170  87  51  100.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 169  126  141  128  125  46  101.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 177  78  116  64  27  50  100.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 138  20  38  90  48  162  9913.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 171  52  122  95  188  130.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 17  32  25  173  145  96.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 188  188  195  190  183  162  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  106  133  163  114  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)