Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD MD

Overall Rank: 107      Population: 1,258,086

The 2014 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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     75  83  70  80  99.79 
1-yr Job Growth2     38  128  157  142  100.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     54  51  46  56  111.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     20  41  75  167  101.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5     105  86  21  168  98.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     43  26  30  73  98.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     86  90  158  145  98.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     28  27  21  25  1.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     24  17  24  22  10.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)