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Small Cities 2015

Grand Island, NE MSA

Overall Rank: 128      Population: 86,000

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 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     104  141  134  166  91.60 
1-yr Job Growth2     150  194  153  103  99.15 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     37  38  151  89  96.92 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     67  69  81  108  99.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5     159  73  93  108  9931.22% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     116  73  29  109  91.21 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     96  21  74  78  100.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     187  183  186  190  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  129  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)