Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 490,490

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 10  12  14  101  171  95.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 141  15  16  53  171  200  94.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 31  31  103.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  20  28  12  93  87  99.68 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  32  37  198  200  9432.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 97  159  142  124  96  103  96.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 186  195  139  78  77  50  101.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 175  184  171  169  177  176  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  131  109  105  144  115  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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