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Small Cities 2015

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 211,614

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       51  17  38  100.51 
1-yr Job Growth2       17  10  106.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       175  137  16  101.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       79  94  67  98.09 
Short-Term Job Growth5       111  38  78  10017.83% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       28  38  86  100.96 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       25  14  50  105.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       176  169  162  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)