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Raleigh, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 1,302,946

The 2016 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 15  29  25  17  18  22  101.91 
1-yr Job Growth2 25  24  28  22  17  20  107.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 20  30  37  13  12  10  103.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 24  60  29  21  44  13  109.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 51  131  68  48  10209.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 94  44  23  38  22  94  100.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 66  17  70  57  12  19  118.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 25  16  11  10  10  2.03 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  10  12.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)