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Small Cities 2015

Albany, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 160      Population: 152,219

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 143  135  146  180  175  92  99.56 
1-yr Job Growth2 170  119  132  166  161  157  92.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 135  128  131  163  184  186  95.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 125  159  135  166  171  186  85.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5 140  137  166  181  71  108  9968.92% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 87  80  73  60  71  115  99.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 26  51  133  93  54  128  89.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  63  71  68  70  59  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  129  125  82  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)