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Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA MD

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 1,964,436

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       158  156  110  100.04 
1-yr Job Growth2       140  147  146  96.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       115  112  157  98.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       149  64  131  96.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5       162  135  94  10026.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       174  176  117  99.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       153  118  116  95.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       19  21  14  1.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       12  37  20  9.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)