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Small Cities 2014

Yakima, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 29      Population: 250,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 81  79  136  106  37  38  100.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 132  72  102  14  87  33  100.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 53  48  43  83  40  35  102.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 117  52  50  66  56  20  102.39 
Short-Term Job Growth5 49  51  15  103  30  10410.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 26  33  17  103  123  92  95.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 16  168  55  110  80  161  95.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  132  138  145  154  147  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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