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Large Cities 2015

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA

Overall Rank: 134      Population: 320,740

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 157  173  188  174  154  90  100.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  195  181  92  57  157  95.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 181  165  170  194  183  75  100.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 181  108  157  186  123  156  94.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 73  196  56  111  158  198  9723.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 151  44  63  165  158  10  109.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 155  128  110  103  131  92.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 124  108  118  130  109  109  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  91  67  74  63  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)