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Small Cities 2014

Columbus, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 52      Population: 82,000

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 10  100  53  99.50 
1-yr Job Growth2 111  23  27  13  78  99.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  14  23  23  104.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  31  157  98.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  10  54  10  10289.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 102  29  10  54  147  113  90.21 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 21  23  190  49  166  95.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 59  47  47  58  56  63  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  23  26  20  15  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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