Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 146      Population: 672,508

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     93  66  72  85  99.65 
1-yr Job Growth2     43  104  176  139  100.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     99  95  89  102  107.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     27  116  168  187  100.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5     161  141  161  140  98.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     168  97  88  112  92.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     146  76  172  138  99.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     61  59  55  58  1.05 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     87  47  133  129  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)