Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA

Overall Rank: 25      Population: 161,620

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 172  171  153  58  49  73  99.75 
1-yr Job Growth2 162  44  27  56  21  38  101.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 172  174  166  63  56  60  99.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 143  58  13  201  35  101.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 148  98  37  22  25  10148.71% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 118  73  18  162  96.25 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 82  27  119  136.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 113  93  61  55  61  64  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  40  48  47  28  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)