Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 177      Population: 1,135,230

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 77  48  50  92  149  173  95.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 41  105  145  172  163  176  98.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 163  103  78  75  80  130  95.90 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  65  98  161  135  139  98.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  148  155  160  136  142  9945.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 135  79  140  161  178  175  82.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 167  104  186  126  144  174  95.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 74  79  80  80  91  98  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  63  91  105  114  115  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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