Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2010

Joplin, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 134      Population: 177,805

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 42  47  53  141  139  132  98.76 
1-yr Job Growth2 63  69  88  185  100  145  93.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 64  64  72  115  151  96  99.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 124  83  93  154  169  139  92.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 43  114  119  95  178  126  9942.90% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 38  40  160  200  178  91  100.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 133  148  91  121  201  148  83.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 105  105  66  73  80  100  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  26  20  15  5.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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