Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 191      Population: 135,960

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 147  122  119  77  111  138  94.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  29  134  24  172  184  97.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 156  158  147  108  137  153  94.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 104  170  40  105  134  156  97.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5 10  107  157  36  11  104  9947.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 21  20  192  104  81.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 153  139  167  93.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 52  39  176  176  200  201  0.15 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  109  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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