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Cedar Rapids, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 270,000

The 2011 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 23  70  164  158  176  178  93.24 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  179  186  175  177  181  98.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 26  43  58  65  140  138  95.56 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 61  140  119  84  109  156  98.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5 193  157  190  174  152  146  9920.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 23  30  50  115  174  97  97.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 180  142  128  172  132  73  100.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 65  85  81  73  51  51  1.06 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  49  37  21  20  29  8.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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