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Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA MD

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 1,974,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     158  156  110  131  97.42 
1-yr Job Growth2     140  147  146  90  99.97 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     115  112  157  121  96.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     149  64  131  134  99.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5     162  135  94  170  9895.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     174  176  117  113  93.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     153  118  116  91  99.07 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     19  21  14  16  1.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     12  37  20  22  9.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)