Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 104      Population: 659,330

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 109  131  142  157  152  118  98.21 
1-yr Job Growth2 188  141  68  77  128  119  99.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 161  136  133  117  134  81  98.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 128  114  128  103  141  38  100.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5 104  105  142  171  98  166  9900.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 185  186  187  143  80  99.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 199  200  132  17  151  96.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  174  161  167  147  147  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  106  91  83  56  48  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)