2015 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
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Small Cities 2015

Mankato-North Mankato, MN MSA

Overall Rank: 18      Population: 101,000

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     69  73  61  68  98.26 
1-yr Job Growth2     123  95  72  58  99.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     54  37  54  42  102.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     145  54  32  68  100.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5     155  131  125  15  10245.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     19  131  125  18  115.52 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     90  29  10  107  98.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     28  19  21  21  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     10  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)