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Small Cities 2015

Florence, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 74      Population: 205,976

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 126  125  113  125  81  93  99.53 
1-yr Job Growth2 138  31  46  159  55  63  98.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 127  138  128  129  133  88  99.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 154  141  74  48  157  125  93.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 95  50  90  79  59  10047.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 102  110  87  115  79  47  103.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 100  128  173  42  106  125  89.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 130  131  135  134  132  137  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  42  61  26  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)