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Small Cities 2013

Longview, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 103      Population: 105,160

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 130  141  123  64  66  108  99.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 149  69  149  44  65  98.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 111  116  120  74  33  149  97.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  153  29  32  25  50  100.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 54  171  13  143  118  9957.16% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 178  32  74  134  96  100.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 175  22  147  64  198  147  84.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 161  126  133  142  165  123  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  93  129  125  129  88  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2013  
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