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Large Cities 2014

Gary, IN MD

Overall Rank: 181      Population: 700,994

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 126  117  144  156  162  140  99.46 
1-yr Job Growth2 53  78  171  194  187  175  94.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 134  94  54  110  92  192  96.37 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 12  25  15  187  199  175  92.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 184  189  142  118  85  178  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 56  119  108  186  188  34  104.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 125  112  65  162  191  140  90.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 187  190  184  188  188  186  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  133  163  114  143  118  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)