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St. Cloud, MN MSA

Overall Rank: 58      Population: 198,000

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 65  48  47  45  103  67  98.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 45  63  69  122  75  55  100.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 75  58  46  52  19  29  103.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 53  38  64  62  27  50  101.21 
Short-Term Job Growth5 39  29  167  42  85  90  9972.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 105  55  50  42  142  117  89.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 111  161  94  54  140  97.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 107  116  120  125  119  129  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  48  82  88  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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