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Large Cities 2014

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA

Overall Rank: 79      Population: 3,601,000

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 73  67  60  69  116  97  99.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 62  78  96  114  93  81  100.05 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 85  79  63  43  84  79  101.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 46  49  91  79  55  108  100.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 31  80  133  101  74  93  10002.93% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 27  53  33  69  75  71  103.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 122  101  63  126  57  127  97.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  55  55  52  45  49  1.07 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  49  37  37  20  22  9.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)