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Iowa City, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 57      Population: 171,000

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 19  11  31  40  54  61  98.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 57  20  92  116  50  81  99.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  19  22  36  95  48  101.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  34  38  97  48  46  101.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 88  68  40  66  29  150  9867.23% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 52  53  112  66  174  111  90.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 85  28  173  75  94  61  100.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 28  26  49  39  47  54  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  40  26  47  48  44  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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