Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Saginaw, MI MSA

Overall Rank: 117      Population: 192,326

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 139  104  62  76  104  95  99.51 
1-yr Job Growth2 33  117  119  134  117  135  94.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 174  168  159  119  117  147  97.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 93  21  166  104  124  131  93.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 143  169  39  94  33  142  9901.34% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 116  151  127  145  33  20  106.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 70  155  26  148  64  42  107.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 74  88  94  108  90  73  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  94  48  47  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)