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Small Cities 2014

Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 241,000

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 149  159  184  165  141  94  96.51 
1-yr Job Growth2 157  78  120  76  123  94  99.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 72  63  82  119  97  109  95.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 175  76  69  117  113  161  97.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 26  109  89  98  138  110  9927.06% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 123  78  93  98  177  105  92.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 157  62  77  58  132  108  98.78 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  35  40  45  46  38  0.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  11  20  28  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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