2015 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
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Small Cities 2015

Fairbanks, AK MSA

Overall Rank: 197      Population: 100,000

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 20  38  137  178  184  191  87.05 
1-yr Job Growth2 79  167  196  162  190  184  97.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 23  25  66  165  91  180  86.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 18  126  192  185  164  171  97.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 70  175  66  191  168  176  9811.81% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  58  90  191  185  180  74.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 107  157  137  102  163  173  94.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 149  162  172  176  178  177  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  163  125  175  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)