Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 27      Population: 99,130

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         69  73  98.43 
1-yr Job Growth2         123  95  99.20 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         54  37  98.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         145  54  100.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5         155  131  9901.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         19  131  122.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         90  29  104.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         28  19  0.91 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         10  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)