Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2013

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 85      Population: 190,083

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   71  128  158  142  132  97.05 
1-yr Job Growth2   117  48  151  14  127  98.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   18  85  100  130  132  95.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   119  164  21  138  57  99.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5   68  56  31  117  463.42% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   13  55  96  133  152  76.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   113  75  148  120  123  96.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   1.09 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   14  37  25  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2013  
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