Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 323,560

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 35  28  24  24  70  108  98.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 83  79  56  84  115  152  99.08 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 71  84  67  45  40  67  98.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  106  96  47  97  102  99.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 27  75  141  67  120  172  9878.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 139  168  89  13  39  58  103.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 85  158  51  161  155  56  100.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 126  132  73  77  80  72  0.91 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  106  109  105  89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)