Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD MD

Overall Rank: 129      Population: 1,291,454

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       150  151  155  99.22 
1-yr Job Growth2       164  131  159  95.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       84  170  125  99.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       193  165  172  92.21 
Short-Term Job Growth5       89  97  67  10060.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       151  153  112  100.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       101  91  137  90.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       25  25  22  1.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       26  21  32  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)