Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Jackson, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 50      Population: 158,460

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 161  153  145  119  112  35  100.72 
1-yr Job Growth2 49  123  97  91  160  80  97.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 168  143  117  33  27  104  98.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 57  17  82  125  37  101.23 
Short-Term Job Growth5 50  141  153  143  194  102  9976.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 129  149  139  139  194  117.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  74  48  72  144  33  110.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 156  149  145  163  146  144  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  129  125  82  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)