Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 23      Population: 675,800

The 2013 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 71  143  121  71  31  26  105.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 169  71  21  18  35  44  101.04 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 82  129  179  185  102  39  102.37 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  108  151  116  15  101.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  39  46  58  109  14  10206.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 200  147  46  116  56  57  103.95 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 128  33  48  123  28  120  97.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 37  38  23  35  33  26  1.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  131  133  129  144  143  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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