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Small Cities 2014

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 69      Population: 139,850

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 59  109  102  75  95  62  99.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  131  59  17  35  102.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  46  95  142  146  173  99.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 118  79  167  131  112  139  98.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 55  73  44  135  46  10086.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 166  174  77  151  171  46  70.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 116  160  140  170  111  65  100.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 36  57  44  88  1.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 18  42  94  48  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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