Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 118      Population: 1,613,070

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 157  150  144  126  125  132  97.34 
1-yr Job Growth2 61  162  161  128  125  159  98.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 165  139  127  110  89  79  98.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 85  63  122  144  76  82  99.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 83  177  162  117  132  140  9948.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 94  71  47  64  47  99  97.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 122  147  167  94  162  96.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 78  72  73  82  79  80  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  63  36  33  37  37  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)