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Small Cities 2014

Muncie, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 143      Population: 115,000

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 103  135  154  109  137  137  93.81 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  174  194  26  128  87  99.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 162  150  145  145  73  119  94.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  47  86  152  94  164  97.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 146  29  156  151  191  9727.23% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 144  149  181  156  160  86  97.25 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  158  111  136  31  102.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 91  83  104  110  105  94  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  40  48  47  48  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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