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Small Cities 2015

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL MSA

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 98,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     172  168  147  162  92.24 
1-yr Job Growth2     191  133  155  120  98.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     69  162  152  144  92.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     117  168  160  102  99.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5     199  167  197  74  10015.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     31  167  107  69  99.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     56  38  69  136  97.61 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     84  78  95  89  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     48  47  48  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)