Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 69      Population: 336,877

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 167  165  181  181  144  60  101.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 195  173  153  91  103  118  98.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 164  144  134  137  122  64  100.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 174  134  93  52  125  86  98.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 74  170  98  77  12  77  10044.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 153  188  171  179  157  36  104.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 182  46  47  126  171  90  101.38 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  80  72  74  66  62  1.02 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  109  105  89  63  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)