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Small Cities 2015

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 222,260

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 159  177  176  171  92  30  101.91 
1-yr Job Growth2 176  157  40  62  14  23  100.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 77  147  172  176  190  116  101.91 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  175  166  57  42  29  100.87 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  98  151  74  27  10523.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 41  101  161  146  123  78.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 16  150  11  188  154  95.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 103  108  114  113  143  152  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  57  61  26  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)