Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Muskegon, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 122      Population: 173,408

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 159  140  121  70  46  157  98.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 21  43  103  68  67  97  97.08 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 169  161  143  142  54  123  98.49 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  25  98  98  50  76  97.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5 159  92  92  39  146  9888.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 120  91  144  142  39  60  102.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 103  39  16  106  146  110  91.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  107  121  124  120  113  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  57  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)