2016 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
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Small Cities 2016

Grants Pass, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 23      Population: 86,000

The 2016 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     86  38  29  16  104.54 
1-yr Job Growth2     10  12  34  24  101.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     180  129  36  102.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     142  13  63  22  102.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5     52  26  44  83  9988.38% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     91  26  64  173  77.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     11  42  178  177  94.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     17  24  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     26  20  28  20  4.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)