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Small Cities 2014

Idaho Falls, ID MSA

Overall Rank: 24      Population: 145,000

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 102  75  95  62  30  19  104.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 59  17  35  39  22  101.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 95  142  146  173  12  94  96.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 167  131  112  139  155  13  103.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 44  135  46  99  35  10108.13% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 77  151  171  46  155  160  81.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 140  170  111  65  172  112  98.59 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  88  1.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  94  48  82  88  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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