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Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 103      Population: 564,000

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 138  160  162  126  64  94  100.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 130  108  98  97  104  95  99.90 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 79  94  87  104  118  86  100.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 105  90  72  97  87  73  101.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 40  174  14  21  156  156  9914.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 71  139  98  111  105  135  89.29 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 42  102  114  170  127  100  98.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 103  93  92  104  111  115  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  105  89  84  97  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)