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Small Cities 2015

St. George, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 166,000

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 162  69  119.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 103.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 163  165  116  24  119.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 73  30  14  10  108.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 12  65  10300.07% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 68  79  48  10  11  121.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 10  155  12  24  16  44  101.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 72  82  97  95  78  68  0.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  129  177  175  135  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)