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Small Cities 2014

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 106      Population: 82,180

The 2014 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 30  23  21  22  18  42  100.50 
1-yr Job Growth2 114  11  59  101  198  95.91 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  14  14  39  100.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 155  35  94  10  102.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  22  123  120  196  201  9452.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 73  119  98  104  89  201  94.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 156  152  89  149  107  81  99.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 179  179  174  177  199  196  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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