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Small Cities 2012

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 188      Population: 148,510

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 23  52  113  172  162  113  96.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 178  60  66  121  55  162  97.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  43  122  199  186  96.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 133  179  51  116  172  82  99.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 172  14  91  111  91  156  9831.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 91  104  119  143  158  156  71.40 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 130  118  130  115  175  197  87.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 109  107  93  108  131  150  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  134  129  177  175  0.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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