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Small Cities 2013

Punta Gorda, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 40      Population: 182,000

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 144  61  41  34  15  18  104.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 77  52  71  15  76  99.62 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 173  167  123  79  14  25  103.92 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  95  23  120  49  17  102.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5 111  47  14  72  41  95  9960.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 156  134  132  72  31  109.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 112  199  137  17  26  103.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 152  153  186  192  170  165  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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