Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Lewiston, ID-WA MSA

Overall Rank: 34      Population: 62,675

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 115  142  102  79  101  25  101.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 134  173  16  66  85  64  98.76 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 97  96  125  99  88  65  99.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  143  158  20  98  97  95.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 42  99  69  129  10  10  10238.87% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 26  12  14  10  72  101.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 99  65  17  94  85  29  112.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 64  81  87  99  91  125  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  13  61  80  82  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)