Trade — Strategies

Clusters – Life Science Location Quotients

Location quotients are a measure of regional specialization. This metric examines the each metro's specialization in employment in the Life Science industry, measured as the ratio of the percent of jobs in this industry locally to the same percent nationally. Location quotients above 1.0 indicate higher-than-average specialization. Life Sciences is defined based on the industries identified by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI).

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 1.28 9 San Jose 3.78 Seattle 1.23 9th
(up from 10th)
2014 1.20 10 San Jose 3.75 Kansas City 1.20
Growth* Net Change 2014-15 0.04 3 Austin 0.12 Denver 0.01 3rd
Net Change 2013-14 0.03 3 Austin 0.10 Seattle 0.01

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Jobs EQ
Excel data: Clusters – Life Science Location Quotients

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Life Science Location Quotients - 2015


Life Science Location Quotients - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Life Science Location Quotients - Net Change 2014-2015


Life Science Location Quotients - Net Change 2013-14