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Small Cities 2015

New Bern, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 168      Population: 126,000

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     164  148  88  116  95.30 
1-yr Job Growth2     103  62  122  146  98.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     136  175  160  171  88.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     188  149  182  145  98.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5     149  105  110  100  9947.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     105  105  103  103  92.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     112  69  71  156  96.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     149  140  132  141  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     177  129  135  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)