Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 147      Population: 536,620

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 117  116  110  147  122  112  98.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 74  172  112  155  82  116  99.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  155  146  130  158  147  94.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  139  177  114  128  77  99.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 156  47  101  125  103  163  9911.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 134  44  63  140  164  154  87.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 109  187  171  80  137  106  98.53 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  150  145  141  150  151  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  189  161  187  175  177  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)