Jacksonville Ranks Well in Economic Growth Study

The Milken Institute's 2014 Best-Performing Cities Index gives Jacksonville a rank of 64 out of the top 200 large U.S. metropolitan cities

The 2014 Best-Performing Cities Index, recently released by the Milken Institute, ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The report is a fact-based comprehensive evaluation system with components that include job, wage and salary, and technology growth that give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

With an overall rank of 64 for 2014, Jacksonville had a 69 point rank change compared to its 2013 ranking of 133. Jacksonville received a better economic ranking compared to other Florida cities including Miami and Tampa, demonstrating strong job and wage growth and overall economic stablity. 

See the full listing of ranked cities at www.best-cities.org