Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY MD

Overall Rank: 175      Population: 393,373

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 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       189  189  170  98.82 
1-yr Job Growth2       174  173  181  93.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       173  194  185  97.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       171  196  195  86.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5       195  111  117  9998.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       112  121  171  95.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       121  107  135  91.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       45  40  42  1.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       89  84  71  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)