Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 100      Population: 276,880

The 2008 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 105  130  120  156  145  129  97.49 
1-yr Job Growth2 101  188  103  168  86  78  100.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 69  76  118  121  118  149  94.94 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 45  134  183  139  101  76  99.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 116  195  36  143  33  90  10027.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 162  110  145  155  108  104  96.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 97  115  101  192  38  76  99.54 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 135  128  135  139  138  145  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  84  109  105  74  84  4.0