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Small Cities 2014

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 23      Population: 123,681

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 124  148  114  54  58  42  100.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 129  106  22  31  84  42  100.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 91  113  123  111  69  43  100.27 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 160  137  41  19  30  34  101.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 125  104  61  171  15  23  10156.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 122  111  67  63  15  57  102.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 106  72  99  70  149  70  100.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 159  136  127  136  148  139  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  61  48  47  48  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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