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Small Cities 2009

Joplin, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 179,000

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 47  53  141  139  132  164  91.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 69  88  185  100  145  149  98.47 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 64  72  115  151  96  143  92.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 83  93  154  169  139  125  99.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 114  119  95  178  126  121  9911.42% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 40  160  200  178  91  75  98.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 148  91  121  201  148  45  101.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 105  66  73  80  100  105  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  26  20  15  20  4.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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