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Large Cities 2014

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA

Overall Rank: 183      Population: 382,000

The 2014 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 101  158  172  184  189  189  92.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 127  189  192  191  189  146  99.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 57  57  90  134  186  184  88.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 74  110  176  190  177  185  96.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 178  175  200  199  149  127  9960.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 115  96  153  145  149  146  87.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  173  166  67  152  110  98.48 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  159  165  164  165  159  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  144  143  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)