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Small Cities 2015

Gadsden, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 137      Population: 103,000

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 106  122  91  97  52  101  96.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 94  125  78  90  100  138  98.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 131  133  169  156  106  142  92.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 125  145  165  116  156  99  99.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5 66  76  88  50  55  117  9916.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 128  155  196  50  99  85  97.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 172  54  185  114  165  80  99.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 160  163  190  187  185  180  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  61  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)