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Small Cities 2011

Wenatchee, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 117,664

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 56  84  88  77  19  19  101.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 56  80  53  24  11  105.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 65  65  74  50  66  11  102.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 165  69  91  18  27  16  103.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  54  20  87  11  10235.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 114  33  30  18  87  30  105.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 141  101  35  10  199  12  127.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 117  114  110  109  137  127  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  134  129  177  175  174  0.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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