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Large Cities 2014

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 30      Population: 3,091,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 162  100  52  43  20  38  105.30 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  56  51  28  33  49  100.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 169  156  105  73  39  39  104.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 119  46  99  65  56  33  102.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 13  104  47  32  17  65  10039.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 166  168  144  93  47  69  103.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 110  130  113  65  63  128  97.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 66  78  78  76  70  72  0.92 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  25  26  21  32  29  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)