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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 2,452,000

The 2009 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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 99  79  41  36  54  39  105.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 75  64  38  31  40  29  100.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 73  64  37  23  22  21  107.89 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 20  32  40  29  17  41  102.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 50  32  13  59  60  66  10039.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  108  68  194  73.30 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 13  66  42  27  198  139  97.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  49  26  37  40  39  7.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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