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Small Cities 2015

Alexandria, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 192      Population: 154,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 95  157  182  167  172  178  90.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 169  152  128  114  173  198  96.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 87  113  172  181  174  165  88.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 130  137  160  143  181  115  99.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 136  165  164  171  192  160  9854.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 71  24  27  171  200  177  76.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 83  24  124  135  191  172  94.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 155  140  160  170  173  168  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  94  125  129  174  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)