Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 78      Population: 697,860

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 107  105  115  95  95  67  101.43 
1-yr Job Growth2 122  81  154  74  97  40  101.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 66  56  40  42  47  110  96.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 31  40  87  149  152  118  99.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 182  125  102  158  155  109  9997.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 142  142  127  120  128  162  85.98 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 103  107  143  185  145  163  96.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 10  12  14  19  15  20  1.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  17  12  15  12  11  10.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)