Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Tuscaloosa, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 93      Population: 241,378

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 96  91  99  43  35  139  98.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 133  57  85  21  25  48  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 71  82  73  84  61  121  98.52 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 27  56  90  123  71  90  96.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 166  23  24  81  43  10100.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 110  53  133  191  81  23  106.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 140  169  73  116  70  115  90.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 163  170  173  198  198  197  0.19 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  129  125  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)