Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 1,285,440

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         150  151  96.40 
1-yr Job Growth2         164  131  99.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         84  170  93.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         193  165  98.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5         89  97  10019.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         151  153  87.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         101  91  98.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         25  25  1.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         26  21  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)