Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Duluth, MN-WI MSA

Overall Rank: 141      Population: 279,227

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 95  89  89  127  176  184  98.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 184  166  101  173  196  174  94.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 98  65  90  69  64  151  98.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 48  72  163  35  138  107  97.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 193  180  124  140  169  81  10039.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 190  156  82  48  15  71  101.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 171  88  12  35  12  123.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 177  165  165  162  156  155  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 198  133  129  144  115  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)