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Small Cities 2015

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 14      Population: 215,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     51  17  38  10  107.81 
1-yr Job Growth2     17  10  13  101.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     175  137  16  34  102.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     79  94  67  37  101.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5     111  38  78  45  10074.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     28  38  86  19  115.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     25  14  50  40  102.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     176  169  162  161  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)