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Small Cities 2013

Decatur, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 177      Population: 106,550

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 97  112  163  190  187  162  98.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 54  160  175  193  139  187  89.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 128  106  132  182  124  169  96.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 123  49  136  194  130  93.13 
Short-Term Job Growth5 114  179  134  139  190  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 62  109  85  127  190  128  98.97 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 25  77  82  168  55  130  89.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 126  131  118  135  130  130  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  42  61  80  82  48  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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