Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 546,810

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 64  117  138  160  162  126  97.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 193  181  130  108  98  97  100.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  60  79  94  87  104  96.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 33  182  105  90  72  97  99.53 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  172  40  174  14  21  10172.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 107  90  71  139  98  111  95.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 131  86  42  102  114  170  95.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 127  126  103  93  92  104  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  106  91  105  89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)