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Small Cities 2014

Great Falls, MT MSA

Overall Rank: 156      Population: 82,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 41  59  151  143  174  160  92.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 119  73  155  140  152  123  98.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 46  54  96  131  122  130  93.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 144  143  163  65  153  106  99.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 126  75  184  174  58  99  9949.04% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  10  118  174  108  185  72.62 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 23  84  201  183  170  55  100.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 105  124  165  163  161  152  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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