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Small Cities 2013

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 47      Population: 194,420

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 71  69  65  48  47  45  100.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 67  40  45  63  69  122  98.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  77  75  58  46  52  100.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 107  112  53  38  64  62  99.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5 73  123  39  29  167  42  10105.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 169  140  105  55  50  42  98.37 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 160  49  111  161  94  98.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  84  107  116  120  125  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  57  61  48  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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