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Fort Wayne, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 118      Population: 435,000

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 139  150  111  107  146  126  97.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  157  130  71  132  114  99.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  153  151  131  87  143  95.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 50  147  174  120  133  135  99.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 171  85  82  95  48  10078.68% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 32  127  184  186  133  189  76.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 74  187  197  186  179  68  100.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  101  103  99  106  109  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  49  56  48  54  51  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)