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Small Cities 2013

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 99      Population: 118,050

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 87  107  87  82  120  115  96.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 77  172  98  117  45  69  99.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  101  115  104  112  146  96.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 15  158  160  112  70  101  99.10 
Short-Term Job Growth5 106  156  69  17  115  176  9738.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 173  170  34  63  176  146.51 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 40  151  110  108.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  164  99  100  65  62  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  148  134  129  80  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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