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Small Cities 2014

Anderson, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 130,482

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   164  153  141  74  134  95.41 
1-yr Job Growth2   20  85  164  107  166  98.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   179  175  173  167  147  101.93 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   174  67  95  94  108  102.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5   27  171  101  36  35  100.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   132  142  112  65  119  86.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   108  37  30  147  51  104.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   55  68  53  99  150  0.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   24  17  57  94  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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