Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 153      Population: 568,090

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 172  186  185  191  186  164  95.60 
1-yr Job Growth2 149  189  180  190  90  82  100.35 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 131  168  181  184  193  195  87.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 59  131  198  194  179  191  96.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 199  149  94  136  43  137  9957.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 34  162  191  182  178  82.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 137  162  94  191  165  93  98.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  14  12  15  1.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  11.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)