Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Cheyenne, WY MSA

Overall Rank: 146      Population: 98,136

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 19  31  33  52  53  183  96.82 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  64  23  79  147  109  96.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  38  23  26  45  166  96.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  29  21  61  122  66  98.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 41  121  101  196  135  9920.68% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 49  47  48  71  196  184  93.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 128  92  50  37  134  67  100.34 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 138  101  114  113  114  114  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  40  80  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)