Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 71      Population: 2,114,800

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 173  192  197  195  75  31  104.82 
1-yr Job Growth2 200  136  73  33  16  22  101.57 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 87  186  194  198  199  174  92.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 198  200  174  122  69  49  100.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 142  99  89  27  46  40  10112.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 188  184  172  148  100  60  103.25 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 184  190  87  81  39  78  99.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 191  193  187  180  175  179  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  160  161  163  175  177  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)