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Small Cities 2015

Carson City, NV MSA

Overall Rank: 63      Population: 55,000

The 2015 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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 178  178  198  193  80  57  99.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 178  156  130  104  160  103.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 170  177  198  196  35  150  91.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 170  175  96  164  174  112  99.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 156  125  131  107  151  50  10065.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 145  163  156  107  171  124  88.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 111  174  144  170  185  124  98.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 72  75  95  106  96  93  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  40  20  15  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)