Best-Performing Cities
CONNECT WITH US:
SHARE THIS:
Large Cities 2013

Akron, OH MSA

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 702,221

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 146  137  169  139  120  161  99.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 114  106  147  119  106  139  96.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 163  139  122  154  101  124  99.51 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 97  119  79  164  96  122  96.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  74  109  167  159  192  9793.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 112  131  133  92  92  77  101.29 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 116  92  86  83  80  120  94.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  138  145  143  138  129  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  186  163  144  143  144  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

2013  
2012  
FusionCharts.