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Small Cities 2015

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 192      Population: 148,070

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 134  150  173  176  197  196  88.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 156  148  171  158  180  169  97.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 152  150  159  161  196  193  88.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 128  149  136  122  193  184  95.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5 69  137  168  173  192  165  9796.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 13  67  127  174  187  165  70.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 137  46  96  150  174  147  95.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  30  19  20  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  11  10  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)