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Small Cities 2015

Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 87      Population: 231,450

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 138  114  90  117  84  83  98.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 138  93  61  105  40  94  99.22 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 155  149  146  109  124  106  98.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 105  111  111  125  46  77  99.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 72  52  55  128  138  74  10013.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 144  157  163  147  52  74  88.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  134  129  168  93.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  71  68  84  70  83  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  57  94  48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)