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Small Cities 2015

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 43      Population: 164,730

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         29  18  104.00 
1-yr Job Growth2         65  43  100.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         165  76  104.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         43  46  100.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5         50  25  10169.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         135  25  80.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         73  90  98.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         193  197  0.19 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         125  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)