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Bend-Redmond #1 Best-Performing Small City in 2016

The Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities index provides an objective benchmark for examining the underlying factors and identifying unique characteristics of economic growth in metropolitan areas. Bend-Redmond, OR, tops the Best-Performing Small Cities index, rising from eighth in 2015. Bend improved in seven of the nine indicators. It ranks No. 1 in job growth from 2014 to 2015. Tourism and
health care form the economic base of the local economy.


The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global
prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs,
and improve health. This is done through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented
meetings, and meaningful policy initiatives.

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