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Gary, IN MD

Overall Rank: 182      Population: 702,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 117  144  156  162  140  185  92.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 78  171  194  187  175  177  98.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  54  110  92  192  183  89.19 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 25  15  187  199  175  161  98.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5 189  142  118  85  178  131  9948.13% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 119  108  186  188  34  119  91.73 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 112  65  162  191  140  94  98.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 190  184  188  188  186  189  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  163  114  143  118  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)