Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 83      Population: 173,120

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 107  137  144  61  41  34  101.45 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  90  77  52  71  101.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 134  165  173  167  123  79  101.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 153  98  76  95  23  120  98.49 
Short-Term Job Growth5 156  163  111  47  14  72  10023.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 156  177  156  134  132  72  86.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 45  165  112  199  137  96.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 167  174  152  153  186  192  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  174  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)