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State College, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 83      Population: 163,000

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 37  47  109  146  72  111  95.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 162  94  125  149  143  91  99.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 15  24  25  51  80  83  97.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 31  124  74  47  68  84  100.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 97  84  79  109  173  126  9900.77% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 27  52  67  109  143  101  93.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 75  87  140  116  72  127  98.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 15  16  18  16  16  0.99 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  6.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2013  
2012  

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