Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 29      Population: 644,030

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 31  39  57  41  44  30  104.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  59  36  52  43  13  101.91 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 53  39  50  63  79  77  98.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  93  57  88  62  46  100.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5 137  68  112  28  10278.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 22  63  13  11  170  109  96.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 33  22  24  19  50  29  102.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  115  105  88  102  92  0.79 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  109  83  144  115  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)