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Large Cities 2013

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 13      Population: 2,814,330

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 50  45  44  31  16  16  107.44 
1-yr Job Growth2 106  52  30  14  18  24  101.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 59  59  56  44  32  22  105.40 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 93  96  52  16  55  10  102.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 125  34  30  57  81  23  10158.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 34  70  87  80  99  120  94.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 105  139  100  77  97  164  96.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 17  17  19  27  27  28  1.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  19  10  19  16  9.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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