Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 112      Population: 556,634

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 117  138  160  162  126  64  100.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 181  130  108  98  97  104  99.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 60  79  94  87  104  118  99.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 182  105  90  72  97  87  98.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 172  40  174  14  21  156  9914.16% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 90  71  139  98  111  105  100.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 86  42  102  114  170  127  92.89 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 126  103  93  92  104  111  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  91  105  89  84  97  4.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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