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Small Cities 2014

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 37      Population: 121,850

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 108  124  148  114  54  58  99.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 122  129  106  22  31  84  99.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 43  91  113  123  111  69  99.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 132  160  137  41  19  30  100.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 143  125  104  61  171  15  10240.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 115  122  111  67  63  15  91.97 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  106  72  99  70  149  95.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 153  159  136  127  136  148  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  57  61  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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