Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 1,449,480

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 125  141  148  113  73  50  102.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 114  68  98  61  59  18  101.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 103  131  167  161  126  78  98.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 129  72  158  73  104  55  100.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5 57  143  25  17  49  13  10216.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 167  144  150  101  120  110  95.98 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 135  89  88  52  98  102  98.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  110  117  104  108  108  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  84  91  67  114  84  4.0