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Small Cities 2015

Bay City, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 179      Population: 104,000

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 101  109  139  171  152  184  88.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 55  87  156  186  169  197  96.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 148  129  153  160  145  159  89.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 75  114  152  186  148  169  97.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 152  65  112  137  182  114  9921.56% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 135  113  68  137  45  127  87.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 108  70  61  32  47  201  83.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  28  21  22  24  33  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  88  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)