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Elgin, IL MD

Overall Rank: 124      Population: 639,000

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 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     114  86  186  147  96.56 
1-yr Job Growth2     153  127  134  109  99.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     170  120  81  98  98.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     71  122  94  118  99.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5     131  133  188  123  9968.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     121  149  124  140  88.52 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     122  82  170  107  98.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     122  102  107  105  0.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     89  84  71  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)