Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Baton Rouge, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 110      Population: 835,175

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 21  42  43  81  60  180  98.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 70  73  44  57  92  94  100.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  23  33  70  99  100.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 190  131  45  18  63  57  101.57 
Short-Term Job Growth5 100  100  11  84  99  44  10104.07% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 111  147  99  60  51  192  91.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 47  85  32  154  51  108.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 167  171  176  171  174  158  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 189  161  129  114  115  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)