Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 144      Population: 410,850

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 198  193  193  162  129  163  95.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 144  111  156  97  168  188  97.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 200  200  198  195  190  172  93.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 191  185  46  180  125  131  98.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 188  83  56  166  139  125  9972.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 70  13  18  15  23  14  117.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 66  93  120  60  69  99.97 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  96  98  107  97  85  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  106  161  129  144  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)