Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 160      Population: 478,040

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 156  156  158  112  85  121  98.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 27  107  168  122  77  79  100.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112  124  145  137  131  168  93.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 82  142  112  158  156  144  98.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 75  199  103  95  35  149  9930.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 89  77  169  162  173  187  78.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 19  59  193  164  188  150  96.34 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 104  100  131  134  139  141  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  160  186  163  144  115  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)