Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 161      Population: 85,230

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         105  157  93.24 
1-yr Job Growth2         200  183  97.04 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         11  62  93.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         29  196  94.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5         104  75  10012.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         130  75  78.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         198  158  94.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         101  100  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         48  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)