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Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 29      Population: 1,059,000

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 51  17  20  50  50  104.36 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  20  47  67  29  55  100.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 163  91  38  13  47  16  109.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 27  11  24  13  11  36  102.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5 36  39  66  61  10042.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 138  94  103  32  38  30  111.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 104  60  108  37  53  24  103.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 152  154  142  132  137  129  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  129  114  115  118  112  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)