Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 62      Population: 622,900

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 23  35  35  35  57  65  101.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  122  53  35  62  129  99.44 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 48  40  38  35  22  30  103.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 38  52  55  50  37  42  100.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5 133  78  37  103  78  54  10078.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 121  132  83  70  61  37  107.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 167  144  21  50  65  101  98.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 167  170  153  158  159  153  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  161  129  144  143  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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