Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Bowling Green, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 35      Population: 171,122

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 62  43  27  19  32  101.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 47  26  51  75  80  28  102.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 84  77  81  89  35  31  100.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 53  53  78  56  32  36  101.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 134  119  19  113  94  49  10079.92% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 61  126  138  133  94  16  107.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 172  173  103  79  179  160  81.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 167  170  172  170  173  184  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  174  0.0