Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 121,680

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 136  148  18  110.86 
1-yr Job Growth2 82  139  38  129  103  99.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 164  153  105  43  27  15  110.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  87  14  141  28  101.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 84  97  83  27  194  10525.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 62  73  48  31  20  93.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 142  40  66  125  59  103  97.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 13  120  129  137  142  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 27  93  94  125  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)