Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2010

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 15      Population: 233,840

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 12  13  106.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 41  18  28  20  66  99.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 15  14  106.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 29  36  10  10  27  12  102.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 66  10  29  14  67  86  9993.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 43  52  82  46  26  86  103.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 83  44  18  78  52  181  91.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 48  54  59  52  50  57  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  93  40  26  20  4.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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