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Small Cities 2015

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 94      Population: 165,640

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 62  90  67  70  68  108  96.56 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  110  48  142  112  113  98.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 104  75  79  59  57  29  96.56 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 99  33  103  44  131  44  100.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5 93  169  45  53  126  134  9889.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 118  162  157  111  101  134  77.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 38  64  124  130  150  186  90.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 25  60  48  62  53  68  0.61 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  109  57  61  48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)