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Kennewick-Richland, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 85      Population: 290,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 65  143  41  71  101.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 200  164  65  30  136  41  100.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  160  30  170  92.37 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  200  160  147  182  47  101.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 123  108  75  135  30  10134.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  169  180  196  165  182  79.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 198  195  102  193  196  173  95.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 39  47  44  58  61  64  0.99 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  114  115  118  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)