Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 179      Population: 187,950

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 16  29  43  163  176  91.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 141  149  155  176  157  98.24 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  22  39  62  122  177  91.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 32  133  165  187  165  96.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 111  135  132  149  191  132  9900.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 87  121  141  135  190  132  71.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 87  148  57  159  200  45  102.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 43  52  63  49  90  88  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  134  129  125  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)