Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 17      Population: 357,310

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 196  197  186  48  111.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  10  10  14  101.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 191  196  199  197  103  20  105.91 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 199  73  89  63  23  101.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 197  36  42  29  15  10200.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 124  127  64  59  25  29  109.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 53  36  12  84  99.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 158  164  159  160  157  161  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  131  133  163  144  143  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)