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Small Cities 2012

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 60      Population: 97,130

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 30  37  15  12  34  64  99.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 55  29  106  122  89  99.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 91  53  25  13  18  17  99.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  13  16  19  155  83  99.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 78  76  140  28  87  92  9979.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  92  82.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 27  90  163  159  157  94.81 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  44  33  55  63  122  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  37  25  23  20  4.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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