Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 90      Population: 362,900

The 2015 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 155  174  192  193  133  111  98.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 137  183  184  110  61  69  100.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 148  170  170  181  184  126  96.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 185  166  122  132  85  62  100.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 118  192  190  64  113  81  10044.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 192  199  193  185  102  167  84.73 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 191  119  79  51  181  94.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 84  63  55  53  61  63  0.99 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  50  67  74  48  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)