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Small Cities 2014

Bowling Green, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 178,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  27  19  32  36  101.34 
1-yr Job Growth2 26  51  75  80  28  50  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 77  81  89  35  31  26  103.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 53  78  56  32  36  23  102.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 119  19  113  94  49  24  10176.53% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 126  138  133  94  16  150  83.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 173  103  79  179  160  18  104.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  172  170  173  184  188  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  174  173  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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