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Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 89      Population: 478,000

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 130  129  123  150  72  106  99.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 187  112  142  132  128  73  100.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 155  163  156  136  148  116  97.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 192  178  67  130  169  43  102.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 191  45  163  98  139  117  9976.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  41  70  66  21  77  102.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 90  35  158  98  88  25  103.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  151  160  148  157  153  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  187  175  143  144  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)