Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Olympia-Tumwater, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 275,222

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 42  113  102  100  77  16  101.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 130  180  26  32  60  50  104.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 36  63  120  104  148  29  101.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  188  174  14  85  91  98.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 40  132  92  34  36  56  10082.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  136  160  129  161  113.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 75  57  160  75  192  31  113.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 154  150  161  164  177  161  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  161  197  194  194  193  0.0