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Small Cities 2015

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 205,249

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       174  135  48  100.15 
1-yr Job Growth2       67  71  89  97.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       191  142  92  99.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       76  119  123  93.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5       189  143  77  10020.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       121  143  113.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       48  28  113.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       129  134  117  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  82  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)