Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Gary, IN Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 181      Population: 702,110

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 143  126  117  144  156  162  95.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 144  53  78  171  194  187  98.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 171  134  94  54  110  92  97.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 181  12  25  15  187  199  95.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5 200  184  189  142  118  85  10032.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 122  56  119  108  186  188  77.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 165  125  112  65  162  191  92.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 184  187  190  184  188  188  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  106  133  163  114  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)