Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Edison-New Brunswick, NJ MD

Overall Rank: 118      Population: 2,372,590

The 2013 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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     114  136  116  111  98.46 
1-yr Job Growth2     99  179  65  89  101.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     142  121  136  158  103.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     133  163  170  134  103.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5     175  158  63  129  98.93% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     99  163  158  154  84.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     51  169  140  103  100.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     21  29  24  20  1.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     32  23  24  33  8.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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