Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 81      Population: 830,480

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 20  21  42  43  81  60  101.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 182  70  73  44  57  92  100.06 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  23  33  70  98.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 10  190  131  45  18  63  100.09 
Short-Term Job Growth5 170  100  100  11  84  99  10012.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 72  111  147  99  60  51  104.98 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 140  47  85  32  154  96.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 173  167  171  176  171  174  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  189  161  129  114  115  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)