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Small Cities 2015

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 55      Population: 207,000

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     174  135  48  34  101.43 
1-yr Job Growth2     67  71  89  15  101.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     191  142  92  106  95.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     76  119  123  88  99.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5     189  143  77  20  10212.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     121  143  146  84.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     48  28  118  98.33 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     129  134  117  164  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  82  48  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)