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Small Cities 2012

Sioux Falls, SD MSA

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 260,000

The 2012 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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 14  14  20  20  58  33  101.46 
1-yr Job Growth2 25  37  46  54  27  67  99.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 21  18  19  18  32  11  106.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 37  17  49  21  15  38  101.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  108  33  14  114  69  10021.78% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 118  116  74  14  94  41  107.25 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 95  117  86  133  34  59  100.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 76  76  71  87  63  67  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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