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Small Cities 2015

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL MSA

Overall Rank: 169      Population: 97,443

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       172  168  147  98.50 
1-yr Job Growth2       191  133  155  92.90 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       69  162  152  97.41 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       117  168  160  90.21 
Short-Term Job Growth5       199  167  197  9679.48% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       31  167  107  99.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       56  38  69  100.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       84  78  95  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       48  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)