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Small Cities 2014

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 190      Population: 170,000

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 25  37  87  131  168  176  90.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 34  123  152  192  156  162  98.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 27  22  29  70  181  148  91.23 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 26  22  103  140  105  175  96.92 
Short-Term Job Growth5 85  168  173  177  176  163  9849.07% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 94  102  117  177  158  153  83.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 114  76  118  19  122  139  97.53 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  151  169  164  175  186  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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