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Small Cities 2015

Casper, WY MSA

Overall Rank: 194      Population: 81,039

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 23  21  22  18  42  200  90.14 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  59  101  198  186  89.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  14  14  39  197  90.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 35  94  10  40  100.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 22  123  120  196  201  195  9704.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 119  98  104  89  201  192  90.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  89  149  107  81  158  81.86 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 179  174  177  199  196  195  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)