Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 31      Population: 285,170

The 2008 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 27  25  15  118.16 
1-yr Job Growth2 138  64  100.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 37  35  23  20  124.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 170  50  108.42 
Short-Term Job Growth5 42  132  57  91  10027.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 32  80  12  45  66  72  101.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  106  196  70  105.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 167  160  150  179  181  182  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  109  129  144  143  2.0