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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 20      Population: 4,737,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 182  154  61  40  45  35  105.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 36  34  72  36  37  21  101.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 175  174  139  63  76  55  103.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 52  41  77  89  47  54  101.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 47  54  66  76  89  14  10201.54% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 74  78  45  56  109  102  95.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 61  95  135  110  93  72  100.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 50  57  58  56  56  54  1.04 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  33  56  63  40  51  6.0