Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 140      Population: 279,600

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 66  95  89  89  127  176  95.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 34  184  166  101  173  196  97.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 147  98  65  90  69  64  99.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  48  72  163  35  138  98.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5 18  193  180  124  140  169  9890.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 187  190  156  82  48  15  117.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 197  171  88  12  35  105.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 178  177  165  165  162  156  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 198  198  133  129  144  115  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)