Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 175      Population: 394,800

The 2015 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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         189  189  93.53 
1-yr Job Growth2         174  173  98.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         173  194  87.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         171  196  95.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5         195  111  9996.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         112  121  94.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         121  107  98.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         45  40  1.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)