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Small Cities 2011

Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA

Overall Rank: 104      Population: 102,743

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 40  22  17  40  82  81  99.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 71  23  100  115  152  85  97.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 40  32  17  15  25  62  99.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 55  70  12  84  39  24  102.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 87  127  151  49  120  183  9771.96% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 128  122  114  85  120  175  94.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 171  73  58  21  180  58  103.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 142  145  147  147  158  159  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  168  163  125  175  174  0.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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