Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 46      Population: 4,574,530

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 147  176  182  154  61  40  104.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 186  57  36  34  72  36  101.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 66  152  175  174  139  63  99.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  180  52  41  77  89  99.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5 82  45  47  54  66  76  10050.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 90  124  74  78  45  56  104.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 87  54  61  95  135  110  98.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 56  56  50  57  58  56  1.05 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  84  68  33  56  63  5.0