Jacksonville Ranks Well in Economic Growth Study

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.

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