Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 1,422,790

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 183  187  175  105  33  19  106.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  125  35  19  15  12  101.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 161  185  188  183  98  38  102.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 163  151  152  22  31  11  102.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 113  140  87  51  114  102  10007.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 120  150  160  142  93  63  102.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 111  152  97  46  54  115  98.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  116  112  109  107  107  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  161  163  144  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)