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Small Cities 2015

Midland, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 83,000

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     45  68  178  138  93.81 
1-yr Job Growth2     38  141  118  182  97.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     173  57  177  156  90.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     148  120  71  100.57 
Short-Term Job Growth5     136  122  172  152  9864.49% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     201  122  119  43  106.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     15  27  184  93.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     67  41  37  58  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  47  48  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)