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Salt Lake City, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 10      Population: 1,203,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  30  23  25  18  36  105.76 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  29  64  32  23  34  100.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  36  21  26  34  22  107.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  14  46  57  21  23  102.67 
Short-Term Job Growth5 18  20  42  54  34  10119.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  20  49  67  29  52  107.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 45  33  40  23  66  34  102.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  49  50  46  46  40  1.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  15  12  11  13  15  10.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)