Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 170      Population: 1,132,804

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 48  50  92  149  173  149  99.30 
1-yr Job Growth2 105  145  172  163  176  171  94.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 103  78  75  80  130  141  99.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 65  98  161  135  139  146  94.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 148  155  160  136  142  184  9843.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 79  140  161  178  175  150  97.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 104  186  126  144  174  138  90.77 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 79  80  80  91  98  96  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  91  105  114  115  118  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)