Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 159      Population: 998,710

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 85  103  76  66  96  100  99.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 98  92  65  93  148  141  99.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 52  57  52  59  64  125  96.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 36  126  97  97  107  124  98.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 26  113  144  115  54  121  9979.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 88  101  130  118  135  160  86.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 30  55  136  131  156  158  96.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  151  161  168  168  172  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  186  187  175  177  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)