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Small Cities 2013

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 44      Population: 166,500

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 21  18  19  11  31  40  100.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 75  57  57  20  92  116  98.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  23  18  19  22  36  100.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 20  64  41  34  38  97  99.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 91  78  88  68  40  66  10030.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  20  52  53  112  66  88.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 19  93  85  28  173  75  99.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 17  24  28  26  49  39  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  37  42  40  26  47  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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