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Small Cities 2015

Dubuque, IA MSA

Overall Rank: 164      Population: 97,000

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 15  12  34  64  160  135  93.86 
1-yr Job Growth2 29  106  122  89  114  126  98.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 25  13  18  17  94  101  96.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 16  19  155  83  42  163  97.55 
Short-Term Job Growth5 140  28  87  92  151  159  9854.58% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  191  195  64.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 90  163  159  157  195  94  99.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  55  63  122  153  150  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  20  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)