Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Billings, MT MSA

Overall Rank: 55      Population: 169,728

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 48  36  52  108  52  119  99.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 100  19  66  140  37  62  98.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  24  33  31  34  29  100.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 85  23  24  89  88  19  102.87 
Short-Term Job Growth5 133  102  80  18  155  69  10031.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 98  79  136  56  155  113  99.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 134  115  137  101  62  101.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 110  101  109  91  96  106  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  94  80  129  135  1.0