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Small Cities 2013

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 126      Population: 154,010

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 129  154  165  129  123  120  99.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 62  128  134  76  83  124  95.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 132  138  157  117  55  72  99.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 22  150  150  11  64  82  96.97 
Short-Term Job Growth5 115  65  58  60  55  80  10016.33% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 43  143  140  148  55  169  95.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 29  118  92  147  86  153  83.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 125  136  139  155  149  160  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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