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Small Cities 2015

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 122      Population: 200,260

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 91  78  85  132  138  128  95.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 39  48  98  172  138  92  99.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 88  98  80  82  131  152  95.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 56  104  48  101  181  162  97.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 82  85  162  155  69  85  9993.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 152  139  103  170  194  85  90.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 138  76  23  148  69  104  97.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 23  32  29  39  36  36  0.75 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  18  13  11  10  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)