Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 155,600

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 110  160  162  69  114.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 168  32  103.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 17  104  163  165  116  24  114.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 167  172  73  30  14  103.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  57  12  65  10551.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 33  37  68  79  48  100.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 16  88  10  155  12  24  105.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 94  93  72  82  97  95  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  129  177  175  0.0