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Small Cities 2014

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 32      Population: 161,450

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 168  172  171  153  58  49  99.99 
1-yr Job Growth2 90  162  44  27  56  21  100.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 170  172  174  166  63  56  99.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 176  143  58  13  201  92.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  148  98  37  22  10376.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 113  118  73  18  137.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 72  82  27  119  97.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 113  113  93  61  55  61  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  57  40  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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