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Small Cities 2015

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN MSA

Overall Rank: 89      Population: 137,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 49  44  89  117  79  115  95.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 53  77  167  128  101  114  99.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 49  38  41  63  111  72  98.30 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 97  88  71  104  85  61  100.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 87  106  152  133  88  59  10050.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 74  89  86  133  151  129  87.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 136  121  146  96  151  97  99.34 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 107  112  127  127  142  139  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  40  48  47  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)