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Large Cities 2013

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 114      Population: 650,090

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 160  179  184  175  151  84  100.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 176  192  125  62  80  43  101.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 95  171  184  179  166  153  94.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 117  176  187  121  41  108  99.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 173  139  179  119  134  9962.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 165  177  177  184  130  65  102.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 89  185  114  182  11  59  100.38 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 195  196  195  197  195  195  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  189  199  197  175  177  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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