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Small Cities 2013

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 7      Population: 81,160

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 99  27  10  112.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 70  111  23  27  100.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 130  100  33  14  112.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 175  16  178  31  100.67 
Short-Term Job Growth5 24  32  10  54  10058.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 111  91  102  29  10  54  114.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 89  122  21  23  190  89.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  70  59  47  47  58  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  71  42  23  26  20  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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