Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 2,975,230

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 177  171  162  100  52  43  103.90 
1-yr Job Growth2 158  40  50  56  51  28  101.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 143  165  169  156  105  73  98.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 127  160  119  46  99  65  100.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 114  66  13  104  47  32  10129.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 127  166  166  168  144  93  98.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 112  160  110  130  113  65  100.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 59  67  66  78  78  76  0.89 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  47  36  25  26  21  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)