Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 50      Population: 454,850

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 152  182  183  138  59  45  103.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 48  164  64  104  13  102.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 82  177  187  193  191  154  94.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  171  146  155  133  37  100.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 183  189  85  110  64  37  10117.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 87  140  112  146  86  49  105.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 14  77  23  193  15  77  99.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  152  139  147  148  146  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  133  129  89  115  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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