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Small Cities 2014

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 112      Population: 154,000

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 154  165  129  123  120  113  95.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 128  134  76  83  124  105  99.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 138  157  117  55  72  66  98.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 150  150  11  64  82  120  99.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 65  58  60  55  80  125  9901.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 143  140  148  55  169  81  98.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 118  92  147  86  153  67  100.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  139  155  149  160  148  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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