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Small Cities 2014

St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA

Overall Rank: 113      Population: 126,565

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 13  20  142  129  115  99.21 
1-yr Job Growth2 45  18  102  169  126  116  95.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  52  57  90  122  118  98.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 151  85  46  146  109  106  95.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 84  28  24  187  101  164  9841.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 53  57  21  101  144  98.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 47  86  135  136  19  118.80 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 62  44  23  22  25  23  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  42  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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