Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 53      Population: 455,070

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 46  58  86  90  88  102  99.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 54  123  101  105  75  105  99.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 72  101  102  81  77  89  97.92 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 84  170  144  30  108  58  100.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 24  134  67  29  130  62  10067.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 178  156  19  14  131.79 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 106  98  14  26  18  104.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 142  131  94  98  98  84  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  131  50  83  89  84  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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