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Large Cities 2008

Springfield, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 83      Population: 458,930

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 58  86  90  88  102  131  99.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  101  105  75  105  105  99.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 101  102  81  77  89  97  100.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 170  144  30  108  58  74  99.68 
Short-Term Job Growth5 134  67  29  130  62  29  10139.25% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 156  19  14  157  97.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 98  14  26  18  127.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 131  94  98  98  84  98  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  50  83  89  84  118  3.0