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Small Cities 2015

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 187      Population: 114,000

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 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     167  181  171  163  91.96 
1-yr Job Growth2     154  144  171  165  97.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     128  192  189  198  76.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     191  190  197  188  95.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5     172  90  140  134  9884.81% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     154  90  182  140  86.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     155  93  140  188  92.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     87  79  85  78  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)