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Small Cities 2015

Binghamton, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 166      Population: 242,000

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 138  164  195  199  133  186  88.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 165  161  190  189  193  142  98.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 130  154  194  197  153  179  86.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  173  177  178  188  131  98.80 
Short-Term Job Growth5 145  154  162  181  113  165  9838.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 106  153  159  181  159  142  85.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 151  153  181  138  161  159  95.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 1.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)