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Small Cities 2014

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 138      Population: 211,600

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 68  54  50  92  147  155  93.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 32  101  149  163  132  110  98.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 84  66  40  61  94  126  93.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 16  34  108  146  167  72  99.61 
Short-Term Job Growth5 57  130  122  88  157  119  9918.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 162  167  170  172  157  119  87.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 169  174  165  120  65  145  95.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  65  72  73  56  71  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  148  134  61  80  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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