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Kansas City, MO-KS MSA

Overall Rank: 97      Population: 2,127,000

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 81  107  117  99  92  95  100.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 87  138  93  89  91  86  100.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 100  88  97  102  68  89  100.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 141  48  115  92  83  120  99.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 107  147  143  139  98  95  10002.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 141  104  126  114  81  152  86.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 27  55  88  132  96  114  98.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  44  42  41  58  69  0.96 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 19  25  37  37  40  51  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)