Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 12      Population: 208,563

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       39  15  12  101.77 
1-yr Job Growth2       18  10  106.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       118  68  15  101.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       26  34  25  102.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5       53  29  36  10123.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       23  29  35  104.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       33  35  131  88.58 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       148  159  157  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  129  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)