Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 155      Population: 79,280

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 164  146  123  162  178  160  92.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 130  97  109  179  146  88  99.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 153  146  126  95  152  149  92.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 129  74  82  118  182  132  98.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 112  155  166  60  73  179  9730.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 158  156  177  162  183  179  80.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 151  144  178  97  51  11  107.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 100  94  126  101  115  104  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  57  61  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)