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Small Cities 2015

Eau Claire, WI MSA

Overall Rank: 96      Population: 167,000

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 67  70  68  108  126  124  94.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 48  142  112  113  117  134  98.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 79  59  57  29  67  54  100.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 103  44  131  44  43  130  98.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 45  53  126  134  198  81  9997.60% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 157  111  101  134  132  126  87.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 124  130  150  186  135  72  100.32 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 48  62  53  68  55  49  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  48  47  48  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)