The Metro Monitor provides leaders across metropolitan America with a set of objective metrics to guide their efforts in shaping advanced regional economies that work for all.
It tracks the economic performance of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas along three dimensions: growth, prosperity, and inclusion. These represent the pillars of successful economic development which should encourage robust long-run growth (growth) by improving the productivity of individuals and firms in order to raise local standards of living (prosperity) for all people (inclusion). Along each dimension, the Metro Monitor tracks three indicators, measuring the rate of change during the most recent one-year, five-year, and ten-year periods. Finally, the results of this indicator analysis are compiled into composite scores, providing overall performance rankings of metropolitan areas for each category.
Read the 2017 report here or explore the data below.