Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 138      Population: 475,099

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 118  130  129  123  150  72  100.81 
1-yr Job Growth2 93  187  112  142  132  128  97.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 142  155  163  156  136  148  98.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 36  192  178  67  130  169  92.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 68  191  45  163  98  139  9946.58% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 104  96  41  70  66  21  105.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 176  90  35  158  98  88  101.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 173  157  151  160  148  157  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  187  175  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)