Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 171      Population: 399,790

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 13  12  13  86  134  97.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  61  81  175  183  164  98.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 13  13  17  96  97.37 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 49  113  44  124  159  98.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 43  185  122  163  183  188  9793.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 52  36  33  66  105  138  91.50 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 134  103  130  124  119  141  96.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  119  121  135  114  114  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  133  129  144  143  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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