Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Syracuse, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 152      Population: 656,510

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 78  95  139  184  190  158  99.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 142  185  176  190  186  183  93.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 108  111  112  138  178  147  98.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 121  178  145  170  169  179  91.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 84  113  196  184  185  122  9984.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 113  149  144  124  139  97  100.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 57  125  61  138  157  86  102.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 57  59  59  65  70  65  1.00 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  68  49  37  37  40  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)