Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA

Overall Rank: 76      Population: 2,104,509

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 60  81  107  117  99  92  100.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 100  87  138  93  89  91  100.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 90  100  88  97  102  68  100.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 157  141  48  115  92  83  99.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5 128  107  147  143  139  98  10021.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 162  141  104  126  114  81  101.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 159  27  55  88  132  96  101.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 37  35  44  42  41  58  1.05 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  19  25  37  37  40  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)