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Monitoring the metrics that matter

This Regional Indicators Dashboard is a set of shared metrics that tracks the region’s change on critical economic, environmental, and social outcomes. Measuring change in the areas that matter most for continued long-term success will help improve our region’s economic competitiveness. 2019 is the fifth year of this effort.

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2019 Dashboard Watch Event Presentation View Presentation 2019 Technical Appendix 2019 Full Dataset

Interpreting the Dashboard

MSP TREND: Reflects change between most current data available and the last prior data available. All data reflects the 15-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) unless otherwise indicated.

PEER RANK: 1=BEST, 12=WORST The 11-peer regions are listed below.

PEER TREND: (ARROW) Denotes change in MSP performance relative to previous year’s peer ranking.

Economy

Annual Gross Regional Product Growth
2.2%
Annual Job Growth
1.7%
Average Weekly Wage
$1,172
Jobs Paying a Family Sustaining Wage
71.3%
Wage Gap: White -- Of Color (Aged 16-64)
66.7%
Inclusive Growth
Employment Gap White-- of Color (Aged 16-64)
8.6%

Business Vitality

Annual Amount of Venture Capital
This data is for Minnesota
$708M
Value of Exports
$19.1B
Patents Issued Per 1,000 Workers
1.66
Loans to Businesses Under $1M in Revenue
$892M
New Establishments
This data is for Minnesota
9,336
Entrepreneurship
Establishments Surviving 5 Years
This data is for Minnesota
54.4%

Talent

Net Migration of 25-34 Year Olds
+7,837PEOPLE
Population Employed in Advanced Industries
10.1%
Females Aged 16-64 Years Working
77.3%
Foreign-born Population Aged 16-64 Working
76.8%
Population 25+ With Associate’s Degree or Higher
52.0%
Talent Availability
Population 25+ With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
41.7%

Education

3rd Grade Students Achieving Reading Standards
This data is for 14-county area

WHITE:
68.2%
OF COLOR:
39.1%
8th Grade Students Achieving Math Standards
This data is for 14-county area

WHITE:
70.5%
OF COLOR:
41.3%
High School Graduation Rate
This data is for 14-county area

WHITE:
88.0%
OF COLOR:
70.6%
High School Graduates Enrolling in Post Secondary Education
This data is for 14-county area
78.3%
3 Year Graduation rate at 2-Year Institutions
This data is for Minnesota
52.7%
Talent Pipeline
6-Year Graduation rate at 4-Year Institutions
This data is for 14-County area
63.8%

Infrastructure

Population That Has Access to Advertised Broadband Speeds of 1gb or Higher
15.5%
Number of Direct Routes Out of MSP Airport
167
Highway Miles Rated in Good Condition
This data is for 14-county area
64.3%
Bridges that are Rated "Poor"
This Data is for Minnesota
5.0%
Annual Hours of Delay Per Commuter
47
Population Living Within 30 Minutes Of 100,000 Jobs by Transit or Walking
4.9%
Job Access
Population With Commutes Less Than 30 Minutes
62.7%

Environment

Per Capita Water Usage
108GAL/DAY
Population Living Within 10 Minute Walk to a Park
This data is for urbanized data only.
87.2%
Number of Days That Air Quality Was “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”
5DAY/YEAR
Energy Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Per Capita
This data is for Minnesota
16.2MT
Electricity Cost
7.8 CENTS/KWH
Energy Competitiveness
Electricity Produced from Non-carbon Sources
58.0%

Livability

Population That Is Obese
26.0%
Number of Violent Crimes Committed Per 100k Residents
283
Population 16+ Who Volunteered Last Year
49.1%
Median Home Purchase Price
$273,400
Cost-Burdened Households
29.7%
Housing Affordability
Annual Change in Median Apartment Rent
4.8%

Vital Statistics

Gross Regional Product
$260.1B
Gross Regional Product per Capita
$72,239
Median Household Income
$76,856
Labor Force Participation Rate
72.0%
Total Jobs
1.9M
Unemployment Rate-Annualized
2.7%
Top Tier Corporate Income Tax
This data is for Minnesota
9.8%
Top Tier Personal Income Tax
9.85%
Poverty Rate: White
5.1%
Poverty Rate: People of Color
18.1%
Population
3.6M
 
Population Growth
1.4%
Population of Color
24.4%

MSP REGIONAL INDICATORS DASHBOARD COMPANIONS

Five years of data collection and analysis through the MSP Indicator Dashboard revealed areas that deserve closer examination, including racial inclusion and innovation. Thanks to the Center for Economic Inclusion and Forge North, new tools exist in 2019 that disaggregate data for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region in these priority areas. These are companions to the MSP Indicator Dashboard and part of a larger effort to track our region’s economic performance in the areas that matter most to our future competitiveness. 

Indicators of an Inclusive Regional Economy

centerforeconomicinclusion.org/msp-economic-inclusion-indicators

Regional Innovation Indicators

forgenorth.com/Dashboard

Peer Regions

Peer regions were selected based on demographic and economic characteristics, location, evidence of competition with MSP for business or talent, and positive economic trajectory.

Atlanta
Austin
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Denver
Pittsburgh
Portland
San Francisco
Seattle

Research Partners

The creation of the dashboard was led by a collaboration of the following research partners:

GREATER MSP
Wilder Research/Minnesota Compass
The Itasca Project
Center for Economic Inclusion
Medical Alley Association
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
National Association of REALTORS
Trust for Public Land
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
Xcel Energy