Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 120      Population: 1,962,570

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         158  156  96.17 
1-yr Job Growth2         140  147  99.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         115  112  96.53 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         149  64  100.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5         162  135  9961.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         174  176  82.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         153  118  98.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         19  21  1.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         12  37  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)