Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Appleton, WI MSA

Overall Rank: 54      Population: 234,079

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 75  70  78  88  78  63  99.95 
1-yr Job Growth2 58  102  74  81  68  68  98.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 123  99  88  104  67  52  100.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 68  44  54  124  58  58  99.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 75  19  71  70  135  50  10076.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 65  60  130  141  135  105  99.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 90  29  108  138  113  120  89.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 55  50  79  94  97  104  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  61  48  82  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)