Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 144      Population: 146,534

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 93  99  91  97  137  69  99.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  122  118  57  176  130  94.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 67  90  103  102  96  125  98.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  146  159  87  63  143  92.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  73  43  190  76  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  89  141  179  76  12  110.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 101  175  53  57  150  99  93.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 165  170  170  194  194  192  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 174  168  163  177  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)