Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL MD

Overall Rank: 12      Population: 1,443,810

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 187  175  105  33  19  24  101.89 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  35  19  15  12  13  108.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 185  188  183  98  38  24  102.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 151  152  22  31  11  20  106.21 
Short-Term Job Growth5 140  87  51  114  102  49  10092.74% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 150  160  142  93  63  17  106.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  97  46  54  115  28  114.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  112  109  107  107  97  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  161  163  144  143  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)