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Small Cities 2009

Rapid City, SD MSA

Overall Rank: 90      Population: 147,000

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 27  30  72  93  98  87  97.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 107  82  87  156  104  66  99.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  27  30  58  105  70  98.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 53  59  85  87  77  64  100.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  159  84  70  116  151  9866.74% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 67  91  43  70  93  83  97.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 30  152  32  59  32  153  96.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 119  130  125  128  120  138  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  94  80  47  48  44  3.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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