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Small Cities 2014

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 102      Population: 239,670

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 97  140  149  159  184  165  92.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 120  178  157  78  120  76  99.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 83  62  72  63  82  119  92.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  90  175  76  69  117  98.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  138  26  109  89  98  9966.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 51  44  123  78  93  98  92.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 120  69  157  62  77  58  100.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  35  44  35  40  45  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  18  13  11  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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