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Small Cities 2014

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 219,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 34  35  38  29  66  76  97.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 13  75  73  53  40  83  99.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 57  42  58  49  51  67  98.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 15  49  151  61  45  72  100.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 109  157  55  95  64  164  9847.33% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 104  124  173  95  97  172  77.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 78  88  153  185  175  62  100.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 50  53  62  72  71  88  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  26  20  28  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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