Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Lafayette, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 198      Population: 491,528

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 10  12  14  101  171  200  92.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  16  53  171  200  199  87.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 31  31  200  89.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 20  28  12  93  87  163  93.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  37  198  200  175  9866.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 159  142  124  96  103  189  91.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 195  139  78  77  50  176  81.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 184  171  169  177  176  169  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  109  105  144  115  118  3.0