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Small Cities 2015

The Villages, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 13      Population: 123,996

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 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       16  101.64 
1-yr Job Growth2       15  113.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       103  98.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       115  112.97 
Short-Term Job Growth5       57  32  12  10217.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       76  32  24  106.00 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       22  155.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       175  174  164  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)