Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Rochester, MN MSA

Overall Rank: 68      Population: 215,884

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 99  63  41  94  79  59  100.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 106  29  69  168  105  61  98.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 24  67  53  38  94  55  100.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  28  73  155  145  92.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 131  116  110  154  35  98  9981.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 78  39  41  45  35  164  96.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 52  81  127  183  172  101  93.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 16  23  22  27  32  28  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  25  23  26  20  28  4.0