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Tacoma-Lakewood, WA MD

Overall Rank: 75      Population: 877,000

The 2010 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 133  121  91  75  29  49  104.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 143  90  36  55  62  44  100.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 39  66  82  157  117  95  98.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 176  101  74  162  151  64  101.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 62  87  10  65  24  31  10129.85% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 146  164  166  174  146  115  93.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 144  125  131  180  143  150  96.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 130  124  120  129  139  141  0.55 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  129  114  177  178  176  1.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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