2015 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
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Small Cities 2015

Dothan, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 148,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 163  168  183  171  117  140  93.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 163  140  174  120  162  97  99.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 153  160  167  174  76  134  93.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  141  116  158  163  96  99.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  150  117  164  165  131  9888.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 173  165  166  164  84  74  98.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 117  100  28  74  48  155  96.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 160  166  178  179  180  183  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  177  175  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)