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Small Cities 2015

Fairbanks, AK MSA

Overall Rank: 193      Population: 100,605

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 25  20  38  137  178  184  96.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 104  79  167  196  162  190  88.62 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 20  23  25  66  165  91  99.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 78  18  126  192  185  164  89.65 
Short-Term Job Growth5 171  70  175  66  191  168  9830.94% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 13  29  58  90  191  185  92.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 33  107  157  137  102  163  80.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 150  149  162  172  176  178  0.26 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  93  163  125  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)