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Small Cities 2015

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 187      Population: 148,170

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 143  144  163  168  183  171  91.91 
1-yr Job Growth2 162  91  163  140  174  120  98.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 127  136  153  160  167  174  91.91 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 102  109  168  141  116  158  97.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 163  122  94  150  117  164  9797.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 167  175  173  165  166  164  92.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 163  156  117  100  28  74  99.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 150  153  160  166  178  179  0.25 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  134  129  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)