Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 56      Population: 634,724

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 35  35  35  57  65  81  100.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 122  53  35  62  129  69  102.36 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 40  38  35  22  30  93  100.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 52  55  50  37  42  37  103.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 78  37  103  78  54  10194.52% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 132  83  70  61  37  57  102.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 144  21  50  65  101  35  112.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  153  158  159  153  159  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  161  129  144  143  144  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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