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Small Cities 2017

Gainesville, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 3      Population: 196,637

Gainesville’s short-term high-tech GDP growth saw a 116 place improvement over the metro’s previous ranking. Improvements in six indicators and ranking No. 1 in one-year high-tech GDP growth help the metro return to the Top 10. One-year wage growth is ranked second which is a continuing source of strength, improving 14 spots from the previous ranking.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 41  94  80  14  18  101.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 38  26  22  108.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 113  89  112  107  26  104.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 88  12  153  22  16  12  107.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  42  31  24  28  101.40% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 143  136  126  150  24  117.51 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 39  64  71  117  46  106.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 135  126  103  121  124  101  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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