Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA

Overall Rank: 104      Population: 2,165,138

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 129  129  119  104  97  108  100.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  119  99  105  118  100  99.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 151  119  86  83  60  153  98.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 81  107  37  150  67  99  98.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5 41  114  88  69  115  48  10093.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 102  110  74  54  73  73  101.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 21  84  68  58  85  125  93.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 108  100  94  100  96  91  0.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  68  105  114  115  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)