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Small Cities 2015

Dover, DE MSA

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 177,000

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 109  76  74  95  90  74  97.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  40  98  91  78  111  99.06 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 118  118  75  85  137  74  98.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 121  55  52  80  84  79  100.23 
Short-Term Job Growth5 125  129  143  40  119  34  10109.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 120  38  152  40  181  13  119.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 84  197  55  110.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 131  105  158  151  176  149  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  177  129  135  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)