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Small Cities 2011

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 54      Population: 169,330

The 2011 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 33  48  36  52  108  52  99.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  100  19  66  140  37  100.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 24  33  24  33  31  34  99.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 65  85  23  24  89  88  99.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 11  133  102  80  18  155  9842.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 106  98  79  136  56  155  103.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 110  134  115  137  101  98.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  110  101  109  91  96  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  71  93  94  80  129  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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