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Small Cities 2015

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 116,180

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 44  56  84  88  77  19  103.73 
1-yr Job Growth2 119  56  80  53  24  103.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 25  65  65  74  50  66  103.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 165  69  91  18  27  101.10 
Short-Term Job Growth5 22  38  54  20  87  9989.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 61  114  33  30  18  87  103.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 167  141  101  35  10  199  86.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 103  117  114  110  109  137  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  134  129  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)