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Small Cities 2014

Lawrence, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 41      Population: 119,440

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 107  87  82  120  115  50  100.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 172  98  117  45  69  70  98.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 101  115  104  112  146  82  99.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 158  160  112  70  101  114  94.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 156  69  17  115  176  76  10021.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 170  34  63  176  13  109.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 151  110  212.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 164  99  100  65  62  27  0.86 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  80  82  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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