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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 805,000

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   132  20  14  111.84 
1-yr Job Growth2   13  36  100.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   199  171  71  15  17  109.49 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   86  19  17  22  34  102.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5   90  72  82  10016.53% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   83  37  19  26  32  111.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   38  31  38  13  78  100.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   137  135  130  119  126  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   163  114  115  97  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)