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Fort Collins, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 344,000

The 2009 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 19  16  21  21  15  19  108.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 30  25  44  16  17  19  101.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 60  53  28  19  26  15  109.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 38  53  29  15  29  102.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 27  65  55  34  22  10146.55% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 105  86  81  123  40  87  99.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 165  114  53  72  73  64  100.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 31  34  31  29  24  27  1.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  25  26  21  20  15  10.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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