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Large Cities 2014

Gainesville, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 74      Population: 280,707

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 130  120  156  145  129  44  101.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 188  103  168  86  78  87  100.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 76  118  121  118  149  114  99.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 134  183  139  101  76  139  95.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5 195  36  143  33  90  10  10188.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 110  145  155  108  104  15  106.65 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 115  101  192  38  76  89  101.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 128  135  139  138  145  149  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  109  105  74  84  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)