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Small Cities 2015

Burlington, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 81      Population: 159,688

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 111  130  136  115  105  36  100.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 23  61  136  116  154  106  96.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 156  149  145  159  101  134  98.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 67  32  100  108  182  111  94.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 99  30  118  64  52  96  9985.94% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 28  46  93  49  52  196  89.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  76  156  105  139  82  97.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 29  39  33  37  47  40  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)