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Springfield, MO MSA

Overall Rank: 83      Population: 461,000

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 86  90  88  102  131  103  99.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 101  105  75  105  105  106  99.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 102  81  77  89  97  70  101.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 144  30  108  58  74  104  100.13 
Short-Term Job Growth5 67  29  130  62  29  109  9981.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 19  14  157  10  120.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 14  26  18  18  103.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 94  98  98  84  98  93  0.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  83  89  84  118  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)