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Small Cities 2014

State College, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 84      Population: 161,464

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 20  37  47  109  146  72  99.82 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  162  94  125  149  143  93.99 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 21  15  24  25  51  80  99.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 21  31  124  74  47  68  98.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 55  97  84  79  109  173  9818.93% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 25  27  52  67  109  143  98.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 105  75  87  140  116  72  99.86 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  15  16  18  16  0.99 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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