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Boulder, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 62      Population: 323,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 26  36  26  38  70  61  102.81 
1-yr Job Growth2 22  54  48  87  59  57  100.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 95  62  41  24  90  57  103.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 45  23  39  41  28  124  99.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 42  24  156  45  43  116  9977.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 36  34  46  106  160  149  86.97 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 47  100  73  169  142  47  101.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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