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Battle Creek, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 120      Population: 134,000

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 109  57  55  75  111  98  96.34 
1-yr Job Growth2 115  18  50  87  84  183  97.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 145  105  113  102  117  63  99.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  32  63  76  112  65  100.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  41  42  82  105  146  9871.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 100  45  122  82  151  83.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  175  16  15  162  111.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 155  161  173  162  163  166  0.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  177  129  88  126  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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