Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2016

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 585,260

Provo-Orem, Utah, nearly eclipsed San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara for the top spot, tying for second in the 2016 Best-Performing Cities index. Technology has been the primary source of the regionís stellar economic performance. Highly trained millennial talent from the East and West Coasts are attracted by the area's lower housing costs and a recreation-rich environment.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 15  30  31  116.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 74  11  103.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 17  30  28  10  110.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  133  17  32  101.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 31  33  102.55% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 48  10  15  10  123.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 84  71  12  10  109.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 25  23  22  24  18  13  1.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  23  19  22  26  16  9.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)