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Large Cities 2009

Wichita, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 173      Population: 644,672

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 109  147  190  195  172  168  98.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 178  136  120  158  150  166  95.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 93  142  146  180  182  163  98.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 195  146  120  146  171  162  93.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 110  167  131  192  170  159  9909.96% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 193  199  192  191  200  152  97.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 30  166  89  160  179  184  78.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 14  15  23  30  13  1.78 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  133  83  37  115  118  3.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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