Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Elgin, IL MD

Overall Rank: 147      Population: 636,243

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       114  86  186  97.93 
1-yr Job Growth2       153  127  134  97.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       170  120  81  100.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       71  122  94  98.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5       131  133  188  9823.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       121  149  124  99.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       122  82  170  83.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       122  102  107  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       89  84  71  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)