Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Dubuque, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 97,003

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 37  15  12  34  64  160  98.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 55  29  106  122  89  114  95.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 53  25  13  18  17  94  99.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 13  16  19  155  83  42  100.67 
Short-Term Job Growth5 76  140  28  87  92  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  191  91.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 27  90  163  159  157  195  64.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  33  55  63  122  153  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  25  23  20  88  2.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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