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Wichita, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 181      Population: 647,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 147  190  195  172  168  176  93.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 136  120  158  150  166  193  97.57 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 142  146  180  182  163  177  91.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  120  146  171  162  180  96.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5 167  131  192  170  159  130  9951.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 199  192  191  200  152  178  80.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 166  89  160  179  184  162  95.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 15  23  30  13  15  1.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  83  37  115  118  136  2.0