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Small Cities 2015

Midland, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 83,462

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       45  68  178  97.50 
1-yr Job Growth2       38  141  118  95.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       173  57  177  95.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       148  120  93.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5       136  122  172  9824.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       201  122  119  99.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       15  27  130.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       67  41  37  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)