Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 127      Population: 279,120

The 2011 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 65  143  96.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 34  200  164  65  30  101.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  16  160  94.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  200  160  147  98.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 152  181  123  108  75  10051.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 158  82  169  180  196  68.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 15  40  198  195  102  193  92.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 31  31  39  47  44  58  1.03 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  109  105  114  115  3.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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