Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Missoula, MT MSA

Overall Rank: 43      Population: 116,130

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 86  71  54  100  70  51  100.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 98  59  47  108  78  59  99.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 72  71  86  100  111  33  100.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  93  94  88  73  65  98.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 152  155  31  81  100  95  9988.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 93  66  42  77  100  44  103.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 163  40  34  134  84  59  103.54 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  87  92  102  99  91  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  42  61  48  82  88  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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