Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 109      Population: 395,300

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         160  127  97.68 
1-yr Job Growth2         124  81  100.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         159  167  93.67 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         100  86  99.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5         87  10274.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         149  193  75.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         170  177  94.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         126  131  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         74  63  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)