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Small Cities 2012

Rochester, MN MSA

Overall Rank: 81      Population: 218,000

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 63  41  94  79  59  82  97.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 29  69  168  105  61  72  99.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 67  53  38  94  55  55  100.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  28  73  155  145  48  101.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 116  110  154  35  98  178  9805.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 39  41  45  35  164  149  83.63 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  127  183  172  101  168  94.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 23  22  27  32  28  28  0.78 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  26  20  28  20  4.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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