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Small Cities 2012

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 85      Population: 117,970

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 77  45  23  24  53  86  97.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 45  13  16  137  171  98  99.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 95  78  63  52  44  50  97.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  56  47  42  57  86  99.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  23  51  55  72  49  10074.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 70  72  97  92  128  49  90.62 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 112  119  146  114  117  71  99.54 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  166  165  169  192  185  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  148  134  129  177  175  0.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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