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Small Cities 2014

Battle Creek, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 111      Population: 134,386

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 125  109  57  55  75  111  99.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 96  115  18  50  87  84  97.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 142  145  105  113  102  117  98.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 75  173  32  63  76  112  94.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 112  61  41  42  82  105  9973.64% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 55  100  45  122  82  117.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  175  16  15  162  81.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 162  155  161  173  162  163  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  168  163  177  129  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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