Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 193      Population: 246,020

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 102  101  138  164  195  199  87.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 153  121  165  161  190  189  96.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 98  105  130  154  194  197  87.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 96  169  171  173  177  178  96.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  72  145  154  162  181  9726.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 75  68  106  153  159  181  82.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 171  127  151  153  181  138  96.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 1.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)