Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 11      Population: 1,170,270

The 2009 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 20  29  43  30  23  25  105.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 86  23  15  29  64  32  101.22 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 15  22  34  36  21  26  104.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 67  69  43  14  46  57  100.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 52  16  18  20  42  10104.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  16  10  20  49  67  102.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 35  135  45  33  40  23  102.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 52  50  44  49  50  46  1.12 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14  23  11  15  12  11  10.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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