Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 57      Population: 1,279,340

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 103  96  84  63  58  58  101.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  85  47  66  73  66  100.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 132  110  109  85  57  59  99.90 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 74  94  110  36  106  52  100.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 85  12  49  105  96  55  10077.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 101  89  14  37  52  42  106.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 79  123  33  99  106  147  96.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 158  159  147  164  154  159  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  109  129  114  115  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)