Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 122      Population: 635,200

The 2015 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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         114  86  99.82 
1-yr Job Growth2         153  127  99.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         170  120  96.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         71  122  99.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5         131  133  9962.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         121  149  89.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         122  82  99.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         122  102  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)