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Small Cities 2014

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 238,124

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 13  86  99.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 18  28  20  66  20  103.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 14  44  100.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 36  10  10  27  12  112.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 10  29  14  67  86  47  10087.95% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 52  82  46  26  86  89  100.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 44  18  78  52  181  87  96.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 54  59  52  50  57  58  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  40  26  20  28  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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