Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Dayton, OH MSA

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 800,683

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 166  156  174  163  147  137  99.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 49  140  192  132  122  155  96.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 188  180  168  168  161  132  99.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 118  117  141  184  135  158  93.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5 80  181  181  148  107  136  9951.67% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 136  99  156  150  151  126  99.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 105  173  122  159  97  181  79.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 60  57  69  68  68  71  0.96 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  36  49  37  21  40  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)