Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 98      Population: 116,050

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 89  30  26  36  99  96.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 21  24  168  119  190  96.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 136  81  10  10  96.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 53  12  27  170  51  100.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 76  88  78  34  166  195  9617.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 74  47  56  128  107  195  85.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 76  124  143  142  98  41  102.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 55  56  67  63  80  74  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  27  25  23  26  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)