Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 63      Population: 579,130

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 186  185  191  186  164  19  101.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 189  180  190  90  82  113  98.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 168  181  184  193  195  67  100.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  198  194  179  191  190  88.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 149  94  136  43  137  22  10151.12% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 34  162  191  182  178  74  101.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 162  94  191  165  93  106  98.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  14  12  15  10  1.89 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  12.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)