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Small Cities 2015

Walla Walla, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 65,000

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     143  151  17  84  97.31 
1-yr Job Growth2     44  151  108  62  99.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     62  121  148  92  96.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     92  75  138  19  102.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5     97  136  32  14  10258.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     98  136  79  98.30 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     74  182  45  185  93.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     29  43  138  140  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  82  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)