Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 35      Population: 147,920

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 152  156  161  139  59  33  101.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 167  42  63  93  27  46  100.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 82  159  171  171  195  123  101.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 151  177  127  18  143  17  101.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5 128  86  43  167  85  58  10052.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 119  154  159  120  25  58  102.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 10  60  93  30  30  178  92.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  85  76  54  75  85  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  148  57  94  125  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)