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Small Cities 2011

Wenatchee, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 16      Population: 118,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 84  88  77  19  19  11  106.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 80  53  24  11  47  100.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 65  74  50  66  11  18  105.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  91  18  27  16  49  101.23 
Short-Term Job Growth5 54  20  87  11  54  10055.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 33  30  18  87  30  135.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 101  35  10  199  12  30  102.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 114  110  109  137  127  115  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  177  175  174  126  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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