Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Dover, DE MSA

Overall Rank: 121      Population: 174,827

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 74  109  76  74  95  90  99.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 66  140  40  98  91  78  98.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 118  118  118  75  85  137  98.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 133  121  55  52  80  84  96.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 103  125  129  143  40  119  9956.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 48  120  38  152  40  181  93.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 111  84  197  55  104.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 38  131  105  158  151  176  0.26 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  57  61  177  129  135  1.0