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Tucson, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 102      Population: 1,023,000

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 160  178  183  160  134  152  96.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  160  176  168  154  91  99.97 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 150  167  181  185  189  174  92.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 161  125  144  181  183  139  99.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 28  116  165  50  155  63  10040.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 182  150  94  147  41  103  95.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 80  108  172  127  130  42  101.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  52  59  62  52  41  1.17 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  33  19  21  16  15  10.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)