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Small Cities 2012

Grand Junction, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 131      Population: 152,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 113  172  162  113  166  104  96.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 66  121  55  162  134  28  100.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 43  122  199  186  167  169  88.52 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 51  116  172  82  144  185  95.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5 91  111  91  156  151  63  10040.87% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 119  143  158  156  172  176  76.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 130  115  175  197  179  22  103.84 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 93  108  131  150  158  154  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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