Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 15      Population: 701,980

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 193  195  191  62  114.20 
1-yr Job Growth2 181  14  34  103.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 176  194  197  194  140  29  103.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 190  183  61  65  16  103.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5 192  138  156  100  72  28  10144.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 199  200  185  117  28  125.00 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 190  168  21  33  34  102.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 191  195  179  183  185  184  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  160  161  163  175  177  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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