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Small Cities 2014

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 175      Population: 177,210

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 35  42  47  53  141  139  94.24 
1-yr Job Growth2 61  63  69  88  185  100  99.06 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 67  64  64  72  115  151  94.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 60  124  83  93  154  169  96.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5 179  43  114  119  95  178  9733.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 65  38  40  160  200  178  71.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  133  148  91  121  201  79.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 97  105  105  66  73  80  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  25  23  26  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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