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Small Cities 2014

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 75      Population: 154,640

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 150  129  154  165  129  123  95.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 43  62  128  134  76  83  99.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 162  132  138  157  117  55  95.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 164  22  150  150  11  64  99.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 80  115  65  58  60  55  10055.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 124  43  143  140  148  55  92.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 114  29  118  92  147  86  98.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 142  125  136  139  155  149  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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