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Small Cities 2009

Topeka, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 162      Population: 233,000

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 59  81  126  150  78  134  93.90 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  109  94  158  132  170  97.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 59  65  87  135  165  141  92.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 78  96  153  127  152  92  99.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  79  134  170  132  136  9882.54% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 148  49  111  170  36  78  98.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 109  119  34  62  21  157  95.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 134  141  157  157  128  144  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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