Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 172      Population: 378,590

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 70  124  167  176  187  186  93.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 143  187  199  163  53  170  98.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 111  125  161  178  192  190  89.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 46  167  199  185  162  95  99.55 
Short-Term Job Growth5 121  197  41  102  135  130  9967.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 166  172  184  180  154  101  97.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 187  178  138  135  123  97.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 111  112  119  125  112  111  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  84  91  129  114  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)