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Small Cities 2014

Lawrence, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 46      Population: 121,000

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 87  82  120  115  50  85  97.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 98  117  45  69  70  152  98.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 115  104  112  146  82  76  97.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 160  112  70  101  114  73  100.53 
Short-Term Job Growth5 69  17  115  176  76  10395.06% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 34  63  176  13  175.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 110  113  98.59 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  100  65  62  27  27  0.79 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  80  82  48  44  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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