Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Tallahassee, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 117      Population: 379,627

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 124  167  176  187  186  61  101.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 187  199  163  53  170  148  96.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 125  161  178  192  190  154  98.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 167  199  185  162  95  185  89.68 
Short-Term Job Growth5 197  41  102  135  130  19  10155.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 172  184  180  154  101  122  99.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  138  135  123  84  102.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  119  125  112  111  112  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  91  129  114  143  97  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)