Best-Performing Cities China 2018
Since 2015, the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities China series has used the latest and most comprehensive official data to track the economic performance of cities. Our analysis offers recommendations on improving performance, and provides businesses with insight into regional economic trends, helping them to explore potential investment opportunities. Our ranking index for this edition comprises nine indicators？one-year (2015-2016) and five-year (2011-2016) growth for jobs, wages, and gross regional product (GRP) per capita, three-year (2013-2016) foreign direct investment (FDI) growth, FDI/GRP ratio (2016), and the location quotient (LQ) for high value-added industry employment (2016). This index categorizes Chinese cities into large and small groups to yield more meaningful comparisons and insights.