Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Iowa City, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 47      Population: 168,828

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 18  19  11  31  40  54  100.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 57  57  20  92  116  50  99.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 23  18  19  22  36  95  99.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 64  41  34  38  97  48  100.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 78  88  68  40  66  29  10139.55% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 20  52  53  112  66  174  94.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 93  85  28  173  75  94  94.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 24  28  26  49  39  47  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  42  40  26  47  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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