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Small Cities 2012

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 185      Population: 170,015

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 34  25  37  87  131  168  97.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 25  34  123  152  192  156  92.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  27  22  29  70  181  95.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 94  26  22  103  140  105  95.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5 26  85  168  173  177  176  9802.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 85  94  102  117  177  158  96.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 154  114  76  118  19  122  89.84 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  145  151  169  164  175  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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