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Large Cities 2014

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 76      Population: 338,000

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 165  181  181  144  60  98  99.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 173  153  91  103  118  133  99.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 144  134  137  122  64  67  101.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 134  93  52  125  86  44  102.02 
Short-Term Job Growth5 170  98  77  12  77  119  9971.22% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 188  171  179  157  36  70  103.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 46  47  126  171  90  21  103.34 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  72  74  66  62  63  1.00 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  89  63  71  73  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)