Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 18      Population: 203,710

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         39  15  105.10 
1-yr Job Growth2         18  101.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         118  68  105.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         26  34  100.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5         53  29  10142.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         23  29  91.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         33  35  103.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         148  159  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)