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Small Cities 2015

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI MSA

Overall Rank: 34      Population: 166,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     29  18  67  25  102.87 
1-yr Job Growth2     65  43  21  44  100.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     165  76  25  12  106.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     43  46  22  15  102.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5     50  25  53  38  10095.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     135  25  77  65  100.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     73  90  77  169  94.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     193  197  193  193  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)