Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 34      Population: 319,370

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 59  43  26  36  26  38  104.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 73  27  22  54  48  87  100.24 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 126  111  95  62  41  24  105.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 175  35  45  23  39  41  100.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  62  42  24  156  45  10102.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 50  65  36  34  46  106  96.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 41  24  47  100  73  169  95.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.96 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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