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Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ MD

Overall Rank: 166      Population: 723,026

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 144  143  137  118  91  165  98.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 116  170  81  102  96  119  98.62 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 172  148  127  106  91  171  98.16 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 120  30  133  116  119  125  96.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5 129  127  23  154  52  90  10027.60% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 158  67  90  71  61  200  81.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 64  151  153  125  185  191  74.59 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 144  108  89  75  82  136  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 189  161  129  89  143  118  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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