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Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 47      Population: 686,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 184  175  151  84  43  44  104.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  62  80  43  58  45  100.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 184  179  166  153  92  65  102.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 187  121  41  108  121  31  102.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 179  119  134  28  46  10082.25% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 177  184  130  65  11  24  113.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 114  182  11  59  26  52  101.38 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 195  197  195  195  190  190  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 199  197  175  177  178  176  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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