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Small Cities 2015

Tuscaloosa, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 107      Population: 242,000

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 91  99  43  35  139  50  99.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 57  85  21  25  48  74  99.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 82  73  84  61  121  123  94.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 56  90  123  71  90  159  97.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 23  24  81  43  101  9947.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 53  133  191  81  23  33  109.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 169  73  116  70  115  11  106.74 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  173  198  198  197  195  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  129  125  175  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)