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Large Cities 2011

Cedar Rapids, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 158      Population: 267,799

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 17  23  70  164  158  176  98.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  123  179  186  175  177  94.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 38  26  43  58  65  140  99.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 39  61  140  119  84  109  97.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 182  193  157  190  174  152  9925.44% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 12  23  30  50  115  174  95.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 70  180  142  128  172  132  92.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  65  85  81  73  51  1.09 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  36  49  37  21  20  9.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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