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Gainesville, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 96      Population: 285,000

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 120  156  145  129  44  78  101.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  168  86  78  87  52  100.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 118  121  118  149  114  94  99.27 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 183  139  101  76  139  57  101.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 36  143  33  90  10  137  9934.43% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 145  155  108  104  15  108  94.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 101  192  38  76  89  171  95.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 135  139  138  145  149  151  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  74  84  71  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)