Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Ocala, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 75      Population: 349,020

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 198  199  199  147  98  33  101.60 
1-yr Job Growth2 180  96  94  40  104  65  102.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 182  196  196  197  175  100  100.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 196  185  136  78  114  140  95.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 159  23  198  56  127  57  10081.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 146  168  189  162  102  50  103.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 92  41  62  92  121  59  106.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 89  86  144  146  143  132  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  91  105  89  84  97  4.0