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Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 205,000

The 2017 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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 175  65  26  110.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  15  13  102.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 178  172  53  17  122.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  12  105.60 
Short-Term Job Growth5 89  193  13  10271.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 174  179  198  193  90  114  90.21 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 59  92  169  129  39  102.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 114  131  133  131  141  157  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  48  47  48  44  3.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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