Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 191      Population: 114,006

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       167  181  171  97.81 
1-yr Job Growth2       154  144  171  91.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       128  192  189  94.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       191  190  197  79.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5       172  90  140  9905.13% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       154  90  182  93.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       155  93  140  85.58 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       87  79  85  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)