Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 40      Population: 4,661,537

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 176  182  154  61  40  45  101.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 57  36  34  72  36  37  105.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 152  175  174  139  63  76  100.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 180  52  41  77  89  47  102.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 45  47  54  66  76  89  10028.94% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 124  74  78  45  56  109  100.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 54  61  95  135  110  93  101.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 56  50  57  58  56  56  1.07 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  68  33  56  63  40  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)