Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Holland-Grand Haven, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 29      Population: 272,701

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     190  135  70  38  102.96 
1-yr Job Growth2     32  65  102.26 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     197  195  177  135  104.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     196  16  62  104.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5     65  10  103.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     161  14  84  28  108.94 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     20  22  105.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     120  104  121  115  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     130  106  109  83  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)