Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Idaho Falls, ID MSA

Overall Rank: 64      Population: 142,572

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 109  102  75  95  62  30  100.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 131  59  17  35  39  100.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 46  95  142  146  173  12  101.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  167  131  112  139  155  90.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5 73  44  135  46  99  9980.68% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 174  77  151  171  46  155  97.07 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 160  140  170  111  65  172  77.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 57  44  88  1.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 18  42  94  48  82  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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