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Small Cities 2014

Muncie, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 132      Population: 115,603

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 153  103  135  154  109  137  98.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 136  12  174  194  26  128  94.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 170  162  150  145  145  73  99.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  106  47  86  152  94  95.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5 48  146  29  156  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 164  144  149  181  156  160  96.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 176  132  158  111  136  87.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 101  91  83  104  110  105  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  42  40  48  47  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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