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Small Cities 2015

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 120      Population: 97,120

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 26  19  31  33  52  53  99.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  19  64  23  79  147  98.38 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 29  19  38  23  26  45  99.74 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 73  106  29  21  61  122  98.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 109  41  121  101  196  9601.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 37  49  47  48  71  196  97.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 68  128  92  50  37  134  96.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 133  138  101  114  113  114  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  57  40  80  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)