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Large Cities 2014

Tucson, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 154      Population: 1,016,206

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 152  160  178  183  160  134  99.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 163  103  160  176  168  154  96.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  150  167  181  185  189  96.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 188  161  125  144  181  183  90.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 123  28  116  165  50  155  9915.22% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 165  182  150  94  147  41  103.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 19  80  108  172  127  130  92.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 51  58  52  59  62  52  1.09 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  24  33  19  21  16  10.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)