Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Panama City, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 76      Population: 199,964

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 113  116  104  75  57  65  99.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 72  141  120  32  35  45  100.16 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 119  151  156  164  127  45  100.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 52  164  172  99  18  116  93.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 153  159  89  119  163  112  9962.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 141  155  175  186  163  130  98.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 117  167  177  84  191  181  74.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 61  54  77  98  77  72  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  94  48  47  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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