Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Sumter, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 114      Population: 107,396

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 147  117  58  62  77  108  99.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 105  92  68  70  106  95  97.15 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 145  124  36  23  22  168  96.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  20  144  148  55  99.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  68  57  105  47  139  9907.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  137  81  110  47  173  95.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 50  112  65  27  164  76  98.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 133  95  91  88  94  87  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  94  80  82  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)