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Small Cities 2017

Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 203,781

This marks the first time that Elkhart-Goshen has entered the Top 10. Elkhart-Goshen, IN, gains 33 spots over the previous BPC Small Cities index, coming in at sixth. The low cost of living and doing business helps the RV manufacturing industry.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 179  175  65  26  101.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  15  13  111.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 178  178  172  53  17  101.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  12  115.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 89  193  104.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  174  179  198  193  90  100.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 159  59  92  169  129  89.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 90  114  131  133  131  141  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  61  48  47  48  3.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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