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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 69      Population: 646,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 35  35  57  65  81  70  102.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 53  35  62  129  69  93  99.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 38  35  22  30  93  47  103.74 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 55  50  37  42  37  69  101.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 37  103  78  54  27  10135.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 83  70  61  37  57  67  104.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 21  50  65  101  35  83  99.66 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  158  159  153  159  165  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  129  144  143  144  176  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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