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Akron, OH MSA

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 704,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 137  169  139  120  161  153  95.99 
1-yr Job Growth2 106  147  119  106  139  179  98.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 139  122  154  101  124  132  96.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 119  79  164  96  122  143  99.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 74  109  167  159  192  94  10002.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 131  133  92  92  77  125  90.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 92  86  83  80  120  169  95.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 138  145  143  138  129  142  0.55 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 186  163  144  143  144  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)