Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 70      Population: 262,170

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 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       87  66  39  100.77 
1-yr Job Growth2       76  77  41  100.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       90  45  71  100.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       31  62  129  98.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5       20  102  138  9884.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       158  188  138  78.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       98  179  143  95.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       20  27  0.83 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       40  26  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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