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Small Cities 2015

Decatur, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 191      Population: 106,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 112  163  190  187  162  187  88.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 160  175  193  139  187  154  98.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 106  132  182  124  169  166  88.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 49  136  194  130  183  95.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 179  134  139  190  151  141  9876.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 109  85  127  190  128  187  71.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  82  168  55  130  186  93.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 131  118  135  130  130  151  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  61  80  82  48  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)