Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 235

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 2009 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1           23  107.07 
1-yr Job Growth2           104.24 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3           37  103.69 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4           105.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5           13  0.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6           108  79.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7           27  101.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8           1.26 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19           50  4.0