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Small Cities 2008

Sioux Falls, SD MSA

Overall Rank: 32      Population: 255,729

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 14  14  14  20  20  58  100.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 31  25  37  46  54  27  102.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 25  21  18  19  18  32  100.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 61  37  17  49  21  15  105.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 69  64  108  33  14  114  9959.96% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 32  118  116  74  14  94  100.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 65  95  117  86  133  34  110.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 78  76  76  71  87  63  0.61 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  94  125  129  135  1.0