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Small Cities 2014

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 16      Population: 252,230

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 19  14  14  14  20  20  103.56 
1-yr Job Growth2 85  31  25  37  46  54  99.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  25  21  18  19  18  103.56 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 46  61  37  17  49  21  101.42 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  69  64  108  33  14  10255.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 35  32  118  116  74  14  92.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  65  95  117  86  133  96.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  78  76  76  71  87  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  93  94  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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