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Large Cities 2016

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 1,038,579

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan, remains in the Top 25 in this year’s index. We see the return of more traditional regional growth patterns in the wake of the Great Recession — Grand Rapids-Wyoming was the only one metro among the Top 25 large metros, No. 22, outside the Southeast, Southwest, or West.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 168  120  51  17  20  106.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  16  11  20  47  67  100.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 190  184  163  91  38  13  107.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 172  123  27  11  24  13  102.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 13  67  36  39  101.12% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 149  32  138  94  103  32  108.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 172  87  104  60  108  37  101.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  145  152  154  142  132  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  160  133  129  114  115  3.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)