Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 55      Population: 83,630

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         45  68  98.94 
1-yr Job Growth2         38  141  98.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         173  57  98.94 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         148  103.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5         136  122  9913.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         201  122  56.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         15  27  104.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         67  41  0.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)