Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 120      Population: 136,990

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 42  70  49  44  89  117  96.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 42  109  53  77  167  128  98.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 81  54  49  38  41  63  96.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  31  97  88  71  104  99.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 150  63  87  106  152  133  9894.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 117  90  74  89  86  133  88.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 79  91  136  121  146  96  98.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 125  122  107  112  127  127  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  42  40  48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)