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Large Cities 2014

Port St. Lucie, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 32      Population: 465,207

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 182  183  138  59  45  10  102.21 
1-yr Job Growth2 164  64  104  13  25  107.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 177  187  193  191  154  20  102.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  146  155  133  37  89  98.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 189  85  110  64  37  30  10138.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 140  112  146  86  49  101  100.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  23  193  15  77  117  95.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 152  139  147  148  146  151  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  133  129  89  115  97  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)