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Small Cities 2010

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 176      Population: 82,280

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 20  49  41  59  151  143  93.99 
1-yr Job Growth2 70  168  119  73  155  140  98.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 41  26  46  54  96  131  93.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 12  37  144  143  163  65  99.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 29  167  126  75  184  174  9749.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 17  33  10  10  118  174  82.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 61  137  23  84  201  183  91.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  140  105  124  165  163  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  109  93  94  177  175  0.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2010  
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