Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Bend-Redmond, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 181,307

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 170  177  147  15  103.98 
1-yr Job Growth2 120  97  116.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 140  169  174  160  21  106.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 164  66  84  115.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 74  72  44  12  17  10182.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 111  23  12  12  25  105.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 21  18  163  79  133  88.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 28  12  13  22  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  11  7.0