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Small Cities 2014

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 41      Population: 103,470

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 122  130  141  123  64  66  99.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 107  149  69  149  44  100.27 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 123  111  116  120  74  33  99.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 136  42  153  29  32  25  101.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 176  54  171  13  143  10363.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 171  178  32  74  134  84.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 22  175  22  147  64  198  87.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 140  161  126  133  142  165  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  93  129  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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