Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 169      Population: 1,081,950

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 99  50  56  78  144  174  95.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 39  80  163  174  175  179  98.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 167  128  110  106  116  163  93.96 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 72  84  133  168  126  175  97.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5 16  52  183  128  127  186  9803.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 173  135  97  149  132  91  98.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 179  42  127  169  107  68  100.07 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 42  41  37  48  53  50  1.10 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  63  19  25  19  21  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)