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Large Cities 2014

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 57      Population: 589,000

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 185  191  186  164  19  84  101.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 180  190  90  82  113  35  100.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 181  184  193  195  67  163  93.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 198  194  179  191  190  61  101.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  136  43  137  22  90  10007.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 162  191  182  178  74  48  108.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 94  191  165  93  106  23  103.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  14  12  15  10  10  1.97 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  13  11.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)