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Small Cities 2015

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 137      Population: 103,060

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 148  135  106  122  91  97  97.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 51  83  94  125  78  90  99.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 145  138  131  133  169  156  97.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 125  73  125  145  165  116  98.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 121  121  66  76  88  50  10067.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 68  137  128  155  196  50  73.50 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 127  167  172  54  185  114  97.61 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 130  141  160  163  190  187  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  71  93  61  125  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)