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Large Cities 2015

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 133      Population: 266,040

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 14  17  23  70  164  158  95.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  145  123  179  186  175  98.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 42  38  26  43  58  65  99.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 44  39  61  140  119  84  99.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  182  193  157  190  174  9872.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 95  12  23  30  50  115  95.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 49  70  180  142  128  172  95.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 87  68  65  85  81  73  0.91 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  84  36  49  37  21  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)