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Provo-Orem, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 618,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 31  117.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  102.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  28  10  119.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 17  32  104.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 33  10264.73% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  15  10  12  131.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 12  10  80  99.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 22  24  18  13  16  13  1.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 19  22  26  16  20  22  9.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)