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Port St. Lucie, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 71      Population: 473,000

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 183  138  59  45  10  24  107.20 
1-yr Job Growth2 64  104  13  25  62  100.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 187  193  191  154  20  58  102.91 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  155  133  37  89  32  102.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 85  110  64  37  30  164  9905.06% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 112  146  86  49  101  105  95.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 23  193  15  77  117  65  100.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 139  147  148  146  151  148  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  129  89  115  97  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)