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Small Cities 2015

Bloomington, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 195      Population: 186,000

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 53  111  179  179  190  182  89.05 
1-yr Job Growth2 113  162  198  112  189  141  98.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 35  29  40  134  141  158  89.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 107  60  80  195  151  168  97.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 160  176  121  198  63  192  9723.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 93  131  164  198  189  169  79.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 138  118  169  36  166  192  91.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 43  58  76  81  172  181  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  61  80  129  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)