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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 24      Population: 2,888,000

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 44  31  16  16  71  25  107.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 30  14  18  24  19  59  100.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 56  44  32  22  50  24  107.67 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 52  16  55  10  18  84  100.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 30  57  81  23  79  36  10111.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 87  80  99  120  43  99  96.94 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 100  77  97  164  103  75  100.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 19  27  27  28  31  36  1.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 19  10  19  16  16  22  9.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)