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Owensboro, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 144      Population: 119,000

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 23  24  53  86  89  128  94.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 16  137  171  98  120  100  99.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 63  52  44  50  42  69  98.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  42  57  86  51  141  98.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 51  55  72  49  122  109  9928.77% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 97  92  128  49  110  98  94.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 146  114  117  71  96  190  91.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 165  169  192  185  181  189  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  177  175  135  126  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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