Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 197      Population: 376,990

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 67  74  69  183  185  192  92.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 61  26  38  200  198  193  97.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 40  99  49  16  128  127  96.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 134  137  200  186  97.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 27  200  199  196  191  9776.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 144  35  11  52  90  152  87.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 136  74  39  194  196  131  97.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  136  139  152  156  163  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  186  187  175  177  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)