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Large Cities 2014

Lincoln, NE MSA

Overall Rank: 126      Population: 332,000

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 24  24  70  108  126  144  96.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 56  84  115  152  111  175  98.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 67  45  40  67  105  84  100.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 96  47  97  102  76  95  100.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 141  67  120  172  42  106  9983.86% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 89  13  39  58  56  154  85.96 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  161  155  56  133  79  99.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 73  77  80  72  85  86  0.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  89  84  97  112  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)