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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 143      Population: 1,137,000

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 50  92  149  173  149  169  94.82 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  172  163  176  171  150  99.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  75  80  130  141  144  95.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 98  161  135  139  146  122  99.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5 155  160  136  142  184  110  9981.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 140  161  178  175  150  96  97.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 186  126  144  174  138  103  98.65 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  80  91  98  96  94  0.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  105  114  115  118  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)