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Small Cities 2014

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 215,000

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 81  63  34  35  38  29  102.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 109  27  13  75  73  53  100.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 117  117  57  42  58  49  102.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 89  70  15  49  151  61  99.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  25  109  157  55  95  9976.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 129  94  104  124  173  95  77.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 154  130  78  88  153  185  91.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 54  51  50  53  62  72  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  25  23  26  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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