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Small Cities 2016

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 175,270

Bend-Redmond, Oregon, tops the U.S. Best-Performing Small Cities index, rising from eighth the previous year. The metro improves in seven of the nine indicators. The health-care system provides economic stability. The central Oregon economy is vibrant and has been able to diversity its economic base through the new waves of innovation.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 140  170  177  147  15  111.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 157  120  97  104.47 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 45  140  169  174  160  21  111.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 166  164  66  84  104.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 126  74  72  44  12  102.67% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 102  111  23  12  12  114.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 136  21  18  163  79  99.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 37  28  12  13  1.01 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  11  7.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)