Milken provides an objective evaluation of the economic performance and resiliency of over 400+ US cities. The nonprofit think tank ranks cities based on 13 indicators of economic growth and access to opportunities like employment + wages, broadband access, and housing affordability.
The Seattle area — which includes Bellevue and Everett — ranked as high as No. 6 in 2022 before taking a tumble last year.
Despite the ups and downs, Seattle received high marks for its robust job market and adoption of technology in the 2024 report.
We also scored points for a new category this year: resiliency in the face of future economic downturns or natural disasters. So, things look to be trending in the right direction.