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Small Cities 2017

Wenatchee, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 117,664

Wenatchee, WA, reaches No. 5 this year on the Top 10 BPC Small Cities index—this is a 31 rank improvement over last year’s edition. Strong growth in jobs and wages in both one-and five-year indicators contribute to the metro’s fifth-place finish this year. R&D investments in the region may boost harvest productivity that can help maintain the metro’s competitive advantages.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 56  84  88  77  19  19  101.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 56  80  53  24  11  105.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 65  65  74  50  66  11  102.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 165  69  91  18  27  16  103.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 38  54  20  87  11  102.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 114  33  30  18  87  30  105.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 141  101  35  10  199  12  127.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 117  114  110  109  137  127  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  134  129  177  175  174  0.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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