Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 65      Population: 2,021,630

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 90  65  39  18  35  42  103.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 60  50  29  55  74  84  100.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 125  105  71  38  23  28  103.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 59  70  40  17  66  70  99.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 106  77  93  188  100  110  9996.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 38  75  94  58  87  113  95.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 20  102  131  41  115  133  97.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 66  74  94  100  99  106  0.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  84  91  105  89  84  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)