Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Fargo, ND-MN

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 228,291

The 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 14  12  108.39 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  41  18  28  20  101.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  15  14  116.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 14  29  36  10  10  27  102.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 36  66  10  29  14  67  9977.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 31  43  52  82  46  26  109.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 42  83  44  18  78  52  102.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 41  48  54  59  52  50  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 56  42  71  93  40  26  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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