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Rocky Mount, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 178      Population: 147,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 173  176  197  196  142  181  89.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 171  158  180  169  185  190  97.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 159  161  196  193  78  185  85.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 136  122  193  184  183  179  96.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5 168  173  192  165  188  142  9873.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 127  174  187  165  148  165  80.37 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 96  150  174  147  124  187  92.81 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  30  19  20  19  20  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  11  10  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)