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Small Cities 2014

Owensboro, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 117,959

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 45  23  24  53  86  89  99.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 13  16  137  171  98  120  95.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  63  52  44  50  42  100.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 56  47  42  57  86  51  100.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 23  51  55  72  49  122  9949.73% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 72  97  92  128  49  110  99.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 119  146  114  117  71  96  94.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 166  165  169  192  185  181  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  177  175  135  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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