Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 1,038,579

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 168  120  51  17  20  106.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  16  11  20  47  67  100.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 190  184  163  91  38  13  107.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 172  123  27  11  24  13  102.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 13  67  36  39  10112.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 149  32  138  94  103  32  108.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 172  87  104  60  108  37  101.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  145  152  154  142  132  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  160  133  129  114  115  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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