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Small Cities 2014

Ames, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 97,090

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 50  33  23  24  22  149  98.46 
1-yr Job Growth2 68  76  42  19  38  37  101.44 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 55  54  50  48  41  57  100.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 114  113  39  45  14  29  101.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5 30  112  38  10  115  13  10213.14% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 169  78  36  11  115  121  99.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 74  36  15  53  57  15  123.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  95  90  103  89  75  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  94  48  20  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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