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Small Cities 2015

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA

Overall Rank: 100      Population: 169,140

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 55  68  83  107  102  127  98.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 142  73  43  88  118  86  97.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 70  76  89  85  64  102.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 38  177  104  35  24  41  100.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  71  139  25  150  179  9790.33% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 80  108  107  109  150  150  97.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 135  33  33  119  122  89  96.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 139  136  144  164  168  167  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)