Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 2,387,140

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 94  133  136  76  22  17  107.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  86  40  21  10  10  102.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  158  172  164  119  40  102.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  125  108  26  42  21  101.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 80  117  45  12  10287.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  118  157  157  136  95  97.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 108  65  135  148  85  62  100.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 69  73  77  83  85  89  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  63  68  83  89  48  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)