Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 173,530

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 83  74  109  76  74  95  97.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 49  66  140  40  98  91  99.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 110  118  118  118  75  85  97.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 103  133  121  55  52  80  99.42 
Short-Term Job Growth5 167  103  125  129  143  40  10118.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 143  48  120  38  152  40  96.17 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 49  111  84  197  115.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 75  38  131  105  158  151  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  57  61  177  129  1.0