Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 84      Population: 2,159,330

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 140  129  129  119  104  97  99.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  103  119  99  105  118  99.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 164  151  119  86  83  60  99.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 116  81  107  37  150  67  100.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 78  41  114  88  69  115  9993.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 111  102  110  74  54  73  101.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 48  21  84  68  58  85  99.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 108  108  100  94  100  96  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  131  68  105  114  115  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)