Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 131      Population: 238,554

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 140  149  159  184  165  141  98.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 178  157  78  120  76  123  95.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 62  72  63  82  119  97  99.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 90  175  76  69  117  113  94.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 138  26  109  89  98  138  9911.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 44  123  78  93  98  177  94.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 69  157  62  77  58  132  88.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  44  35  40  45  46  0.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 18  13  11  20  28  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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