Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 141      Population: 320,100

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 187  157  173  188  174  154  96.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 78  28  195  181  92  57  100.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 187  181  165  170  194  183  91.56 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  181  108  157  186  123  98.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  73  196  56  111  158  9922.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 163  151  44  63  165  158  86.59 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 147  155  128  110  103  98.61 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  124  108  118  130  109  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  84  91  67  74  63  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)