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Small Cities 2015

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 81      Population: 139,100

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 88  116  117  118  112  72  98.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  126  51  57  107  73  99.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 27  49  84  116  78  77  98.52 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 88  105  109  110  30  84  99.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 54  158  31  127  54  154  9846.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 21  58  154  108.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 30  57  32  38  58  123  97.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 122  128  41  41  43  51  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)