Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Macon, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 75      Population: 229,182

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 114  90  117  84  83  83  99.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 93  61  105  40  94  102  96.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  146  109  124  106  77  99.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 111  111  125  46  77  93  95.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 52  55  128  138  74  144  9895.44% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 157  163  147  52  74  11  110.94 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 134  129  168  116  90.37 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 71  68  84  70  83  54  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  94  48  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)