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Lancaster, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 98      Population: 543,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 110  147  122  112  99  93  100.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  155  82  116  92  97  99.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 146  130  158  147  62  90  100.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 177  114  128  77  123  74  101.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 101  125  103  163  110  134  9939.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 63  140  164  154  20  43  109.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 171  80  137  106  80  90  99.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  141  150  151  123  123  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  187  175  177  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)