Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 159      Population: 96,540

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         172  168  92.32 
1-yr Job Growth2         191  133  98.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         69  162  92.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         117  168  96.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5         199  167  9786.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         31  167  98.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         56  38  102.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         84  78  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)