Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 172,790

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 173  159  140  121  70  46  100.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 146  21  43  103  68  67  99.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 169  169  161  143  142  54  100.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 169  77  25  98  98  50  100.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 83  159  92  92  39  10124.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 164  120  91  144  142  39  88.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 95  103  39  16  106  146  95.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  116  107  121  124  120  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  57  94  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)