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Small Cities 2008

Billings, MT MSA

Overall Rank: 118      Population: 172,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 36  52  108  52  119  99  96.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  66  140  37  62  125  98.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 24  33  31  34  29  53  100.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 23  24  89  88  19  133  98.79 
Short-Term Job Growth5 102  80  18  155  69  154  9861.28% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 79  136  56  155  113  56  102.50 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 115  137  101  62  148  96.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 101  109  91  96  106  97  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  80  129  135  126  1.0