Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 110      Population: 84,940

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         104  141  94.15 
1-yr Job Growth2         150  194  96.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         37  38  94.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         67  69  99.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5         159  73  10019.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         116  73  98.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         96  21  106.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         187  183  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)