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Small Cities 2015

Grand Junction, CO MSA

Overall Rank: 187      Population: 150,083

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 52  113  172  162  113  166  97.95 
1-yr Job Growth2 60  66  121  55  162  134  94.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  43  122  199  186  167  96.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 179  51  116  172  82  144  92.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 14  91  111  91  156  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 104  119  143  158  156  172  95.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 118  130  115  175  197  179  74.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 107  93  108  131  150  158  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  134  129  177  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)