Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2016

Provo-Orem, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 603,309

The 2016 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 30  31  103.81 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  118.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 17  30  28  10  104.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 133  17  32  116.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 31  33  10195.56% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  15  10  12  108.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 71  12  10  130.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 23  22  24  18  13  16  1.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  19  22  26  16  20  9.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)