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Large Cities 2014

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 64      Population: 3,524,580

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 127  104  73  67  60  69  101.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  44  62  78  96  114  99.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 154  115  85  79  63  43  102.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 156  43  46  49  91  79  99.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5 88  102  31  80  133  101  10010.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 157  84  27  53  33  69  101.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 118  44  122  101  63  126  97.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 61  58  45  55  55  52  1.07 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  36  50  49  37  37  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)