Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 124      Population: 568,033

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 86  88  118  179  165  139  99.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  148  150  154  120  160  95.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 106  77  74  55  114  135  99.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 127  115  128  82  128  126  96.68 
Short-Term Job Growth5 164  174  94  61  120  13  10172.04% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 98  90  105  145  150  183  94.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 167  169  150  185  112  145  89.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 94  100  84  104  100  88  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  68  49  56  48  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)