Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2012

Columbia, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 31      Population: 176,594

The 2012 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 24  17  25  37  131  98.77 
1-yr Job Growth2 24  15  31  153  60  67  98.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 42  26  16  10  23  48  100.21 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 28  36  15  39  126  20  102.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 44  16  140  62  63  16  10190.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 42  63  111  99.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 86  11  89  91  95  18  120.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 50  26  36  38  31  35  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 27  23  26  20  28  4.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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