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Columbus, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 81,402

Columbus has relatively stable employment because of Purdue University, offsetting volatility in the private sector. Major investments in infrastructure will help long-term competitiveness through decreased business costs. It returns to the Top 10 for the third year in a row with two indicators ranking in the Top 10 of their respective categories.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 27  10  100  99.42 
1-yr Job Growth2 111  23  27  13  105.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 100  33  14  23  101.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 16  178  31  113.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  10  54  102.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 91  102  29  10  54  147  97.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 122  21  23  190  49  105.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 70  59  47  47  58  56  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  42  23  26  20  15  5.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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