Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 87      Population: 1,988,150

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 92  84  51  46  45  52  102.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 65  76  25  71  83  75  100.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 145  119  105  65  45  53  100.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 124  53  54  38  75  157  98.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  63  79  41  45  118  9989.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 80  23  118  143  176  180  81.53 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 120  151  43  43  132  161  96.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  32  32  15  20  22  1.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  63  91  83  56  37  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)