Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 131      Population: 843,950

The 2008 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 47  101  133  121  91  75  100.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 167  156  143  90  36  55  100.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  21  39  66  82  157  94.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 58  130  176  101  74  162  98.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5 123  64  62  87  10  65  10061.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 20  116  146  164  166  174  82.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  113  144  125  131  180  94.37 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  127  130  124  120  129  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  160  109  129  114  177  1.0