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Small Cities 2010

Columbia, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 50      Population: 178,000

The 2010 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 17  25  37  131  105  96.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  31  153  60  67  89  99.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 26  16  10  23  48  33  103.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 36  15  39  126  20  43  101.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 16  140  62  63  16  148  9867.82% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 63  111  60  101.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 11  89  91  95  18  50  101.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 26  36  38  31  35  32  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  26  20  28  20  4.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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