Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Boise City, ID MSA

Overall Rank: 26      Population: 691,423

The 2008 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 143  121  71  31  26  102.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 71  21  18  35  44  16  108.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 129  179  185  102  39  126  99.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 108  151  116  15  45  102.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 39  46  58  109  14  10225.12% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 147  46  116  56  57  78  101.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 33  48  123  28  120  104  99.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 38  23  35  33  26  49  1.12 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  133  129  144  143  118  3.0