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Small Cities 2013

Springfield, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 184      Population: 208,000

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 50  92  147  155  107  151  92.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 149  163  132  110  144  186  97.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 40  61  94  126  83  147  91.27 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 108  146  167  72  142  173  97.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  88  157  119  151  188  9751.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 170  172  157  119  134  108  91.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 165  120  65  145  123  175  94.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 72  73  56  71  74  71  0.55 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  61  80  129  135  126  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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