Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 102      Population: 335,340

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 166  167  165  181  181  144  96.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 168  195  173  153  91  103  99.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 182  164  144  134  137  122  96.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 132  174  134  93  52  125  98.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 10  74  170  98  77  12  10217.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 185  153  188  171  179  157  87.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 185  182  46  47  126  171  95.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 104  85  80  72  74  66  0.96 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  84  109  105  89  63  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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