Trade — Strategies

Clusters – Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients

Location quotients are a measure of regional specialization. This metric examines the each metro's specialization in employment in the Engineering and Architecture industry, measured as the ratio of the percent of jobs in this industry locally to the same percent nationally. Location quotients above 1.0 indicate higher-than-average specialization.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 1.64 6 Seattle 1.99 Seattle 1.20 6th
(down from 5th)
2014 1.65 5 Seattle 2.03 Seattle 1.24
Growth* Net Change 2014-15 0.02 5 Pittsburgh 0.15 Pittsburgh 0.01 5th
(down from 2nd)
Net Change 2013-14 0.06 2 Jacksonville 0.11 Jacksonville 0.01

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Jobs EQ
Excel data: Clusters – Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients - 2015


Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients - Net Change 2014-2015


Engineering and Architecture Location Quotients - Net Change 2013-14