Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Boulder, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 42      Population: 322,226

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  26  36  26  38  70  100.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 27  22  54  48  87  59  103.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 111  95  62  41  24  90  100.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 35  45  23  39  41  28  104.39 
Short-Term Job Growth5 62  42  24  156  45  43  10106.83% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 65  36  34  46  106  160  97.29 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 24  47  100  73  169  142  89.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.88 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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