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Large Cities 2014

Rockford, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 184      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 180  196  134  139  185  186  92.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 59  187  136  153  163  197  97.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 174  177  188  116  152  164  92.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  117  163  133  135  172  97.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 197  144  158  68  183  168  9896.90% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 116  49  65  79  174  82.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 31  67  187  66  146  10  107.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 135  146  155  157  162  155  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  129  114  115  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)