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Small Cities 2011

Springfield, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 145      Population: 210,015

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 54  50  92  147  155  107  99.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 101  149  163  132  110  144  93.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 66  40  61  94  126  83  99.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  108  146  167  72  142  92.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 130  122  88  157  119  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 167  170  172  157  119  134  98.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  165  120  65  145  123  89.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 65  72  73  56  71  74  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  61  80  129  135  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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