Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 162      Population: 1,575,750

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 126  123  134  152  140  137  97.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 87  90  149  121  129  151  99.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 157  144  131  123  149  133  95.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 130  129  76  142  138  153  98.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 173  134  71  174  180  9847.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 143  167  151  114  115  144  90.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 173  136  98  166  130  94  98.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 95  114  90  108  106  103  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  106  109  83  89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)