Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV MSA

Overall Rank: 41      Population: 2,155,664

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 192  197  195  75  31  34  101.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 136  73  33  16  22  22  107.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 186  194  198  199  174  69  100.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 200  174  122  69  49  85  98.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 99  89  27  46  40  23  10150.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 184  172  148  100  60  60  102.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 190  87  81  39  78  46  111.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 193  187  180  175  179  171  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  163  175  177  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)