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Small Cities 2008

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

Overall Rank: 68      Population: 241,000

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 13  86  44  100.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  20  66  20  113  99.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 44  107.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 10  10  27  12  124  99.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 29  14  67  86  47  123  9907.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  46  26  86  89  95  94.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  78  52  181  87  138  97.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 59  52  50  57  58  51  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  40  26  20  28  44  3.0