Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Grand Island, NE MSA

Overall Rank: 130      Population: 85,148

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 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       104  141  134  98.74 
1-yr Job Growth2       150  194  153  92.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       37  38  151  97.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       67  69  81  97.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5       159  73  93  9994.90% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       116  73  29  105.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       96  21  74  98.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       187  183  186  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  129  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)