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Small Cities 2015

New Bern, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 151      Population: 126,110

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       164  148  88  99.61 
1-yr Job Growth2       103  62  122  95.26 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       136  175  160  97.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       188  149  182  86.80 
Short-Term Job Growth5       149  105  110  9964.83% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       105  105  103  99.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       112  69  71  100.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       149  140  132  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       177  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)