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Small Cities 2014

Wausau, WI MSA

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 136,000

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 164  158  132  87  128  73  97.99 
1-yr Job Growth2 168  70  54  79  90  130  98.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 157  158  166  48  69  41  102.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 126  75  68  33  26  160  97.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  148  120  84  133  23  10179.31% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 138  108  70  84  51  32  109.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 131  29  35  108  40  117  98.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  154  168  172  166  172  0.26 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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