Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 95      Population: 500,540

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 96  94  67  56  43  54  102.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 35  139  43  92  50  77  100.44 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 107  112  102  111  74  76  98.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 70  147  69  98  73  69  99.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  95  138  39  189  9791.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 113  157  155  132  106  173  82.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 55  131  156  183  123  188  92.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 78  98  80  87  83  91  0.81 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  84  50  67  37  48  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)