Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2010

Tacoma-Lakewood, WA MD

Overall Rank: 97      Population: 861,312

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 101  133  121  91  75  29  101.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 156  143  90  36  55  62  103.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 21  39  66  82  157  117  99.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 130  176  101  74  162  151  94.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  62  87  10  65  24  10150.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 116  146  164  166  174  146  98.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 113  144  125  131  180  143  89.37 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 127  130  124  120  129  139  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  109  129  114  177  178  1.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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