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Small Cities 2015

Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 203,781

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 179  175  65  26  101.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  15  13  111.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 178  178  172  53  17  101.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  12  115.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 89  193  10403.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  174  179  198  193  90  100.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 159  59  92  169  129  89.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 90  114  131  133  131  141  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  61  48  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)