Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Dothan, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 155      Population: 147,834

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 144  163  168  183  171  117  99.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 91  163  140  174  120  162  92.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 136  153  160  167  174  76  99.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 109  168  141  116  158  163  89.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  94  150  117  164  165  9840.09% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 175  173  165  166  164  84  100.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 156  117  100  28  74  48  105.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  160  166  178  179  180  0.25 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  129  177  175  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)