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Small Cities 2014

Rapid City, SD MSA

Overall Rank: 82      Population: 145,661

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 32  27  30  72  93  98  99.46 
1-yr Job Growth2 44  107  82  87  156  104  96.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 43  30  27  30  58  105  98.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 50  53  59  85  87  77  97.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 70  96  159  84  70  116  9959.15% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  67  91  43  70  93  100.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 125  30  152  32  59  32  110.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 137  119  130  125  128  120  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  57  94  80  47  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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