Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 155      Population: 1,010,030

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 122  152  160  178  183  160  95.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 191  163  103  160  176  168  98.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 46  109  150  167  181  185  91.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 113  188  161  125  144  181  97.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 127  123  28  116  165  50  10085.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 140  165  182  150  94  147  89.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 54  19  80  108  172  127  97.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  51  58  52  59  62  0.99 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  36  24  33  19  21  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)