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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 37      Population: 126,000

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 148  114  54  58  42  32  101.72 
1-yr Job Growth2 106  22  31  84  42  43  100.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 113  123  111  69  43  22  104.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 137  41  19  30  34  57  100.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 104  61  171  15  23  116  9916.73% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 111  67  63  15  57  53  103.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 72  99  70  149  70  73  100.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  127  136  148  139  119  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  48  47  48  44  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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