Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 27      Population: 1,047,098

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 120  51  17  20  50  101.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 16  11  20  47  67  29  106.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 184  163  91  38  13  47  101.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 123  27  11  24  13  11  109.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 67  36  39  66  10061.27% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 32  138  94  103  32  38  103.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 87  104  60  108  37  53  108.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  152  154  142  132  137  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  129  114  115  118  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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