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Colorado Springs, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 58      Population: 724,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 115  95  95  67  56  45  104.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 154  74  97  40  66  22  101.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 40  42  47  110  136  134  95.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 87  149  152  118  148  101  100.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5 102  158  155  109  65  10245.68% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 127  120  128  162  143  181  79.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 143  185  145  163  172  116  98.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 14  19  15  20  26  29  1.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  15  12  11  20  29  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)