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South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA

Overall Rank: 140      Population: 322,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 173  188  174  154  90  124  97.73 
1-yr Job Growth2 195  181  92  57  157  154  99.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 165  170  194  183  75  135  95.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 108  157  186  123  156  70  101.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 196  56  111  158  198  196  9734.04% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 44  63  165  158  10  173  82.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 128  110  103  131  54  101.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 108  118  130  109  109  100  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  67  74  63  97  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)