Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 126      Population: 179,240

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 117  100  86  71  131  126  95.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 111  107  83  80  136  130  98.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 99  88  93  76  65  136  95.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 29  115  132  72  91  163  97.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 125  116  149  107  180  127  9906.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 52  89  61  40  42  127  129.85 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 98  161  59  27  20  118.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 75  83  86  86  83  54  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  57  61  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)