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Large Cities 2015

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA

Overall Rank: 67      Population: 3,551,035

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 104  73  67  60  69  116  99.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 44  62  78  96  114  93  100.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 115  85  79  63  43  84  100.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  46  49  91  79  55  101.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 102  31  80  133  101  74  10048.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 84  27  53  33  69  75  101.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 44  122  101  63  126  57  107.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  45  55  55  52  45  1.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  50  49  37  37  20  9.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)