Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 92      Population: 2,088,270

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 74  60  81  107  117  99  99.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 166  100  87  138  93  89  100.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 85  90  100  88  97  102  96.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  157  141  48  115  92  99.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 177  128  107  147  143  139  9954.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 141  162  141  104  126  114  95.85 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 188  159  27  55  88  132  97.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  37  35  44  42  41  1.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  23  19  25  37  37  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)