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Small Cities 2014

Flagstaff, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 71      Population: 140,908

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 116  117  118  112  72  96  99.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 126  51  57  107  73  73  98.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 49  84  116  78  77  59  99.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 105  109  110  30  84  59  98.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 158  31  127  54  154  103  9976.38% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 58  154  101  99.96 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 57  32  38  58  123  118  89.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 128  41  41  43  51  60  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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