Rochester Ranks Below Average in Measure of Growth
Rochester and Syracuse were among 23 of the nation’s largest 100 metropolitan areas that scored below the national average for all three composite indicators of economic growth from 2010 to 2015, according to a study published March 2 by The Brookings Institution. Rochester ranked 93rd overall in growth; that indicator combined measures of overall job growth, gross metropolitan product, and job gains at young firms, in which Rochester ranked 94th, 98th and 74th, respectively, according to the study. One of the few positive numbers for Rochester among the nine measures tracked by Brookings was a 21st-largest decline in relative poverty between 2010 and 2015.
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