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Small Cities 2015

Walla Walla, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 73      Population: 64,278

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       143  151  17  101.59 
1-yr Job Growth2       44  151  108  96.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       62  121  148  97.67 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       92  75  138  92.60 
Short-Term Job Growth5       97  136  32  10132.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       98  136  111.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       74  182  45  107.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       29  43  138  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  82  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)