Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2010

Bismarck, ND MSA

Overall Rank: 95      Population: 131,635

The 2010 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 10  14  176  97.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  13  58  64  36  101.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 68  99.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 117.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 12  20  21  12  139  186  9763.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 50  88  70  33  139  190  91.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 31  13  49  26  176  66  100.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 89  88  97  89  111  118  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  129  80  82  88  2.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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