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Small Cities 2013

Bend-Redmond, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 187,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 177  147  15  119.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 97  102.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 169  174  160  21  125.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 66  84  107.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 72  44  12  17  18  10236.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 23  12  12  25  15  117.96 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  163  79  133  19  104.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 12  13  22  18  0.93 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  12  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2013  
2012  

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