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Small Cities 2015

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 56      Population: 87,570

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 90  58  42  64  67  44  100.24 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  38  88  144  111  18  100.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 113  120  110  137  155  158  100.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 101  84  105  120  132  107  98.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 12  151  52  95  43  114  9927.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 99  79  22  44  153  114  73.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 147  11  61  167  99  39  102.50 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 3.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)