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Small Cities 2010

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 197      Population: 99,630

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 34  25  20  38  137  178  91.20 
1-yr Job Growth2 104  79  167  196  162  97.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  20  23  25  66  165  91.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 11  78  18  126  192  185  95.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 159  171  70  175  66  191  9653.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 57  13  29  58  90  191  86.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 23  33  107  157  137  102  98.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 164  150  149  162  172  176  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  148  93  163  125  175  0.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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