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Small Cities 2014

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 45      Population: 216,679

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 63  34  35  38  29  66  99.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 27  13  75  73  53  40  100.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 117  57  42  58  49  51  100.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 70  15  49  151  61  45  100.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5 25  109  157  55  95  64  10037.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 94  104  124  173  95  97  100.30 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 130  78  88  153  185  175  77.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 51  50  53  62  72  71  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  25  23  26  20  28  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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