Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 162      Population: 720,042

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       197  199  195  92.47 
1-yr Job Growth2       172  124  38  100.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       183  197  200  79.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       166  198  137  98.92 
Short-Term Job Growth5       167  109  148  64.78% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       110  114  78  99.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       43  73  16  105.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       135  130  135  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       103  106  133  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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