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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. 2018 is the fourth year of this effort.

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2018 Dashboard 2017 Dashboard 2016 Dashboard 2015 Dashboard 2018 Technical Appendix

Interpreting the Dashboard

MSP TREND: Reflects change between most current data available and the last prior data available. All data reflects the 16-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

Gross Regional Product Growth
0.8%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 11
Yearly Job Growth
1.8%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 10
Average Weekly Wage
$1,135
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 6
Jobs Paying a Family Sustaining Wage
65.7%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 2
Wage Gap: White -- Of Color (Aged 16-64)
65.6%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 7
Inclusive Growth
Employment Gap White-- of Color (Aged 16-64)
11.3%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 11

Business Vitality

Annual Amount of Venture Capital
This data is for Minnesota
$538M
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 11
Establishments Surviving 5 Years or More
This data is for Minnesota
$18.3B
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 8
Patents Issued Per 1,000 Workers
1.92
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 6
Loans to Businesses Under $1M in Revenue
$810M
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 8
New Establishments
This data is for Minnesota
9,352
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 12
Entrepreneurship
Establishments Surviving 5 Years
This data is for Minnesota
57.4%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 1

Talent

Net Migration of 25-34 Year Olds
+8,951PEOPLE
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 5
Percent of Population Employed in Advanced Industries
10.2%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 8
Females Aged 16-64 Years Working
76.9%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 1
Percent of Foreign-born Population Aged 16-64 Working
75.1%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 1
Population 25+ With Associate’s Degree or Higher
51.3%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 3
Talent Availability
Population 25+ With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
40.5%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 6

Education

3rd Grade Students Achieving Reading Standards
This data is for 14-county area
WHITE STUDENTS:
69.4%
STUDENTS OF COLOR:
38.4%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: -
8th Grade Students Achieving Math Standards
This data is for 14-county area
WHITE STUDENTS:
70.6%
STUDENTS OF COLOR:
41.3%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: -
High School Graduation Rate
This data is for 14-county area
WHITE STUDENTS:
87.5%
STUDENTS OF COLOR:
70.1%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: -
High School Graduates Enrolling in Post Secondary Education
This data is for 14-county area
80.5%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: -
3 Year Graduation rate at 2-Year Institutions
This data is for Minnesota
49.6
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 4
Talent Pipeline
6-Year Graduation rate at 4-Year Institutions
This data is for 14-County area
62.8%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 5

Infrastructure

Percent of Population That Has Access to Advertised Broadband Speeds of 1gb or Higher
14.4%
MSP Trend:
Peer Rank: 5
Number of Direct Routes Out of MSP Airport
163
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 6
Percent of Highway Miles Rated in Good Condition
This data is for 14-county area
64.5%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: -
Percent of Bridges that are Rated "Poor"
This Data is for Minnesota
5.3%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 7
Annual Hours of Delay Per Commuter
47
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 3
Percent of Population Living Within 30 Minutes Of 100,000 Jobs by Transit or Walking
4.7%
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 7
Job Access
Percent of Population With Commutes Less Than 30 Minutes
63.4%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 1

Environment

Per Capita Water Usage
108GAL/DAY
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 4
Population Living Within 10 Minute Walk to a Park
This data is for urbanized data only.
83.4%
MSP Trend:
Peer Rank: 1
Number of Days That Air Quality Was “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”
1DAY/YEAR
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 1
Energy Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Per Capita
This data is for Minnesota
16METRIC TONS
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 7
Electricity Cost
7.7 CENTS/KWH
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 3
Energy Competitiveness
Percent of Electricity That Is Non-carbon
55.0%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 4

Livability

Percent of Population That Is Obese
25.9%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 5
Number of Violent Crimes Per 100k
288
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 2
Percent of Population 16+ Who Volunteered Last Year
This data is for 13-county area
40.6%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 1
Average Housing Costs as a Percent of Household Income
26%
MSP Trend: Better
Peer Rank: 1
Annual Change in Median Apartment Rent
2.4%
MSP Trend:
Peer Rank: 3
Housing Affordability
Median Home Purchase Price
$252,100
MSP Trend: Worse
Peer Rank: 5

Vital Statistics

Gross Regional Product
$246.7B
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 7
Gross Regional Product per Capita
$69,470
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 5
Median Household Income
$73,231
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 4
Labor Force Participation Rate
71.8%
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 1
Total Jobs
1.86M
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 7
Unemployment Rate-Annualized
3.2%
MSP Trend: Decreasing
Peer Rank: 3
Top Tier Tax Rates
This data is for Minnesota

Corporate Tax
9.8%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 2
Personal Income Tax
9.85%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 3
Poverty Rate White
5.3%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 1
Poverty Rate People of Color
20.1%
MSP Trend: Same
Peer Rank: 11
Population
3.6M
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 7
 
Population Growth
0.9%
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 8
Population of Color
23.6%
MSP Trend: Increasing
Peer Rank: 11
The following resources complement this dashboard and provide detailed information:

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
Chicago
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Denver
Charlotte
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)
Trust for Public Land
Xcel Energy
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

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