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The Indicators

Livability

A region’s ability to attract and retain talent through building a dynamic live, learn, work and play environment

100

U.S. Avg.

92 76

94

101

102

102

104

107

108

79

+

Arts and Entertainment: Compound annual growth rate of the share of employment in the arts, entertainment and recreation (2011-2016)

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Healthcare Access: physicians per 100,000 residents

Commute Time: Average commute time to work

Vitality: Percentage of population 18-44 years old

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Cost of Living Index: Cost of living

Crime: Violent crime rate per 100,000 inhabitants

Gallup Wellbeing Index: A 5-part index measuring community vitality, health, and financial and social well-being

Change in Index Value -5 points from 2014 to 2017 110 105 107

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100

WinstonSalem

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Knoxville

Augusta

Greensboro Tallahassee

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

Lexington Columbia Greenville (KY)

Raleigh

Charleston

95

107

2014

2015

102 2016

2017

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report  

It’s tough to define success when you’re not able to measure what it looks like. Since 2014, EngenuitySC has published the Midlands Regional...

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report  

It’s tough to define success when you’re not able to measure what it looks like. Since 2014, EngenuitySC has published the Midlands Regional...