Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 138      Population: 472,280

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 138  118  130  129  123  150  96.40 
1-yr Job Growth2 14  93  187  112  142  132  99.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 180  142  155  163  156  136  95.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 134  36  192  178  67  130  98.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 40  68  191  45  163  98  10014.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 182  104  96  41  70  66  102.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 166  176  90  35  158  98  98.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 180  173  157  151  160  148  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 198  160  161  187  175  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)