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Small Cities 2014

St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA

Overall Rank: 101      Population: 127,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 13  20  142  129  115  119  94.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  102  169  126  116  116  98.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 52  57  90  122  118  88  97.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 85  46  146  109  106  91  99.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 28  24  187  101  164  65  10037.71% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 57  21  101  144  171  77.51 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 86  135  136  19  143  97.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  23  22  25  23  35  0.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  94  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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