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Small Cities 2015

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI MSA

Overall Rank: 39      Population: 165,474

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 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       29  18  67  99.88 
1-yr Job Growth2       65  43  21  103.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       165  76  25  100.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       43  46  22  102.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5       50  25  53  10071.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       135  25  77  101.50 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       73  90  77  98.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       193  197  193  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)