Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Fort Collins, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 339,993

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 23  19  16  21  21  15  102.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 48  30  25  44  16  17  108.20 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 83  60  53  28  19  26  102.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 89  38  53  29  15  108.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 28  27  65  55  34  10306.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 57  105  86  81  123  40  103.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 165  114  53  72  73  103.78 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 22  31  34  31  29  24  1.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  24  25  26  21  20  9.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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