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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA

Overall Rank: 24      Population: 2,424,955

The 2013 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 102  99  79  41  36  54  101.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 39  75  64  38  31  40  104.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 85  73  64  37  23  22  102.21 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 55  20  32  40  29  17  107.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 46  50  32  13  59  60  10070.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 11  29  108  68  101.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 13  66  42  27  198  67.44 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  50  49  26  37  40  7.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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