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Industry Clusters

The Metrics High-Impact Density: Share of regional employment in traded clusters

A region’s ability to sustain and grow high-impact industries that are competitive on an international scale

9th/10

100 U.S. Avg.

111

82

77

Concentration of employment in top five occupations

High-Wage Employment:

88

83

Employment Diversity:

2nd/10

100

96 77

114

Concentration of jobs in high-wage occupations (annual pay greater than median household income)

5th/10 Traded Cluster Employment Growth:

59

Growth of employment in traded clusters, 2000-2016

10th/10 Household Income: Median Household Income, 2018

9th/10 Tallahassee FL

Columbia SC

Lexington KY

Knoxville TN

OVERALL RANKING

OVER TIME 12

Greenville SC

Greensboro NC

WinstonSalem, NC

Charleston SC

Augusta GA

Raleigh NC

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019-20

9 th

7 th

7 th

8 th

9 th

9 th

2019-20 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

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2019-20 Midlands Regional Competiveness Report  

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