Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 175,840

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 13  28  46  66  81  92  97.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 64  140  14  96  104  137  98.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 39  28  34  30  32  43  97.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 62  44  87  16  102  111  98.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  100  47  23  122  166  9790.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 40  29  49  14  64  166  114.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 100  61  20  88  120  97.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 16  19  13  1.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  71  93  61  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)