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Small Cities 2015

Casper, WY MSA

Overall Rank: 194      Population: 80,000

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 21  22  18  42  200  197  84.98 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  59  101  198  186  185  97.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 14  14  39  197  194  80.38 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 94  10  40  201  83.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 123  120  196  201  195  186  9762.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 98  104  89  201  192  158  82.51 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 89  149  107  81  158  15  105.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 174  177  199  196  195  192  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)