Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 26      Population: 768,920

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 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       132  20  109.64 
1-yr Job Growth2       13  102.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       199  171  71  98.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       86  19  17  101.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5       90  72  10054.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       83  37  19  114.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       38  31  38  101.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       137  135  130  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       163  114  115  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)