Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 7,340,450

The 2013 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 132  138  127  123  109  88  99.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  84  103  103  122  111  99.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 151  149  140  143  145  86  98.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 166  115  85  83  130  107  99.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 99  108  72  123  149  136  9958.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 146  121  104  93  83  78  100.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 127  147  58  93  61  45  101.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 92  90  90  91  86  95  0.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  84  68  33  56  63  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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