Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Colorado Springs, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 90      Population: 712,327

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 105  115  95  95  67  56  101.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 81  154  74  97  40  66  102.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 56  40  42  47  110  136  99.23 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 40  87  149  152  118  148  94.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 125  102  158  155  109  65  10061.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 142  127  120  128  162  143  98.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 107  143  185  145  163  172  83.07 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 12  14  19  15  20  26  1.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  12  15  12  11  20  9.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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