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Small Cities 2014

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 163,590

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 29  21  57  68  101  91  97.36 
1-yr Job Growth2 62  39  149  83  86  51  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  29  20  37  73  87  97.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 17  76  30  123  158  49  100.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 34  95  139  56  118  45  10089.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 70  107  115  59  55  45  113.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 159  129  98  22  24  33  103.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 97  103  76  64  61  53  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  42  23  26  20  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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