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Small Cities 2013

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 156      Population: 170,610

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 61  34  25  37  87  131  95.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  25  34  123  152  192  96.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 62  58  27  22  29  70  95.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 29  94  26  22  103  140  97.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 58  26  85  168  173  177  9734.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 114  85  94  102  117  177  103.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 173  154  114  76  118  19  106.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 164  157  145  151  169  164  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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