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Small Cities 2014

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 66      Population: 166,890

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 67  62  43  27  19  32  101.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 13  47  26  51  75  80  99.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 76  84  77  81  89  35  101.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 149  53  53  78  56  32  100.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5 123  134  119  19  113  94  9977.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 24  61  126  138  133  94  85.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 47  172  173  103  79  179  91.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  167  170  172  170  173  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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