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Small Cities 2013

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 30      Population: 129,639

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 10  14  105.50 
1-yr Job Growth2 21  10  13  58  64  99.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  105.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 10  103.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5 47  12  20  21  12  139  9884.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 36  50  88  70  33  139  104.53 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  31  13  49  26  176  92.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  89  88  97  89  111  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  134  129  80  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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