Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 20      Population: 174,970

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 32  24  17  25  37  101.05 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  24  15  31  153  60  99.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 59  42  26  16  10  23  101.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 24  28  36  15  39  126  98.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 161  44  16  140  62  63  10040.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 46  42  63  140.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 117  86  11  89  91  95  98.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 55  50  26  36  38  31  0.79 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  27  23  26  20  4.0