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Small Cities 2014

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 132      Population: 116,850

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 132  153  103  135  154  109  96.42 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  136  12  174  194  26  100.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 168  170  162  150  145  145  96.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 119  173  106  47  86  152  97.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5 151  48  146  29  156  9831.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 128  164  144  149  181  156  89.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 170  176  132  158  111  97.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  101  91  83  104  110  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  42  40  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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