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Small Cities 2009

Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA

Overall Rank: 140      Population: 102,000

The 2009 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 22  17  40  82  81  155  92.77 
1-yr Job Growth2 23  100  115  152  85  174  97.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 32  17  15  25  62  32  103.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 70  12  84  39  24  90  99.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5 127  151  49  120  183  165  9838.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 122  114  85  120  175  52  103.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 73  58  21  180  58  111  98.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  147  147  158  159  153  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  125  175  174  126  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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