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Small Cities 2015

Manhattan, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 76      Population: 98,000

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     42  63  152  141  93.58 
1-yr Job Growth2     117  11  49  99  99.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     98  99  58  113  94.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     189  67  92  119  99.15 
Short-Term Job Growth5     173  20  10327.76% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     34  173  137  64  100.52 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     140  92  106.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     116  133  143  128  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  82  88  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)