Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 64,060

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         143  151  93.64 
1-yr Job Growth2         44  151  98.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         62  121  93.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         92  75  99.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5         97  136  9886.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         98  136  85.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         74  182  91.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         29  43  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)