Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2017

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL MD

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 2,712,945

The 2017 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 111  114  58  34  32  59  101.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  57  46  41  47  38  105.08 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 153  152  144  109  52  41  101.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 124  67  96  68  40  40  102.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 70  147  25  76  147  106  100.15% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 182  176  165  110  46  46  103.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 188  167  119  22  48  58  107.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 162  161  162  158  155  150  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  133  129  194  177  178  1.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)