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Small Cities 2015

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 203,470

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 179  179  175  65  113.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  15  13  101.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 179  178  178  172  53  113.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 179  42  12  103.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 42  89  193  9639.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 145  96  174  179  198  193  59.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 162  159  59  92  169  93.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 109  90  114  131  133  131  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  57  61  48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)