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Small Cities 2015

Burlington, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 73      Population: 162,000

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 130  136  115  105  36  110  95.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 61  136  116  154  106  107  99.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  145  159  101  134  90  96.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 32  100  108  182  111  11  103.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 30  118  64  52  96  85  9983.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 46  93  49  52  196  123  88.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 76  156  105  139  82  199  87.54 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 39  33  37  47  40  44  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)