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Small Cities 2015

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 11      Population: 213,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     39  15  12  108.75 
1-yr Job Growth2     18  10  20  101.05 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     118  68  15  16  106.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     26  34  25  26  102.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5     53  29  36  17  10240.54% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     23  29  35  112  90.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     33  35  131  33  102.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     148  159  157  159  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  129  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)