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Large Cities 2014

Kennewick-Richland, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 121      Population: 283,846

The 2014 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 65  143  41  101.49 
1-yr Job Growth2 34  200  164  65  30  136  97.16 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  160  30  101.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  200  160  147  182  91.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 181  123  108  75  135  9955.21% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  169  180  196  165  96.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 40  198  195  102  193  196  70.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 31  39  47  44  58  61  1.03 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  109  105  114  115  118  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)