Special Report

Small Cities With the Strongest Economies This Year

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6. Walla Walla, WA
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +3.0% — #34 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +2.7% — #35 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.6% — #67 highest
> Total population: 60,785 — #197 highest

5. Idaho Falls, ID
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +15.6% — #3 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +12.2% — #8 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.5% — #57 highest
> Total population: 148,811 — #99 highest

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4. Redding, CA
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +4.6% — #24 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +8.0% — #13 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.1% — #135 highest
> Total population: 179,267 — #52 highest

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3. Coeur d’Alene, ID
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +13.2% — #4 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +19.8% — #2 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.6% — #85 highest
> Total population: 161,676 — #80 highest

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2. St. George, UT
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +23.3% — #1 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +28.1% — #1 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.2% — #59 highest
> Total population: 172,127 — #63 highest

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