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Small Cities 2009

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 82      Population: 213,870

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 96  99  63  41  94  79  98.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 130  106  29  69  168  105  98.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112  24  67  53  38  94  98.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 63  178  28  73  155  97.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  131  116  110  154  35  10131.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 147  78  39  41  45  35  93.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  52  81  127  183  172  93.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 20  16  23  22  27  32  0.79 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  25  23  26  20  4.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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