Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 14      Population: 2,390,240

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 86  102  99  79  41  36  104.34 
1-yr Job Growth2 110  39  75  64  38  31  101.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 74  85  73  64  37  23  105.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 142  55  20  32  40  29  101.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 79  46  50  32  13  59  10070.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  11  29  108  96.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 154  13  66  42  27  102.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 3.03 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  63  50  49  26  37  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)