Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Hattiesburg, MS MSA

Overall Rank: 44      Population: 149,138

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 102  88  89  124  100  68  99.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 159  81  90  82  48  66  98.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  86  66  71  115  53  100.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 96  127  45  136  110  99  95.57 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  118  160  179  88  21  10167.06% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 151  129  154  95  88  19  107.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 48  110  146  75  130  41  108.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 158  152  164  174  177  168  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  40  48  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)