Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 182      Population: 188,730

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 50  53  53  111  179  179  91.14 
1-yr Job Growth2 65  144  113  162  198  112  98.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 85  31  35  29  40  134  91.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 26  46  107  60  80  195  94.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 124  118  160  176  121  198  9574.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 67  59  93  131  164  198  79.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 113  138  138  118  169  36  102.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 38  42  43  58  76  81  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  93  61  80  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)