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Small Cities 2015

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 48      Population: 101,970

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 143  127  145  112  63  76  98.24 
1-yr Job Growth2 52  73  93  19  93  123  98.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  137  117  94  114  46  98.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 165  59  70  26  66  81  99.37 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  105  21  87  103  123  9913.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 112  134  62  34  123  122.73 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 107  94  55  14  14  46  101.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 17  37  54  68  48  38  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)