Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 129      Population: 800,910

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 189  166  156  174  163  147  96.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  49  140  192  132  122  99.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 193  188  180  168  168  161  94.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 156  118  117  141  184  135  98.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 98  80  181  181  148  107  9999.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 171  136  99  156  150  151  88.07 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 114  105  173  122  159  97  98.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 61  60  57  69  68  68  0.94 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  17  36  49  37  21  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)