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Small Cities 2014

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 89      Population: 197,720

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 93  113  116  104  75  57  99.41 
1-yr Job Growth2 80  72  141  120  32  35  100.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 86  119  151  156  164  127  99.41 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 94  52  164  172  99  18  101.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 33  153  159  89  119  163  9803.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 133  141  155  175  186  163  70.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 157  117  167  177  84  191  89.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  61  54  77  98  77  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  57  94  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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