Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Mankato-North Mankato, MN MSA

Overall Rank: 37      Population: 100,016

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       69  73  61  100.02 
1-yr Job Growth2       123  95  72  98.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       54  37  54  100.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       145  54  32  101.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5       155  131  125  9943.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       19  131  125  99.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       90  29  10  128.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       28  19  21  0.92 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       10  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)