Prineville is put on a top 10 list as one of the most dynamic cities in the country.
The nonprofit Heartland Forward named the city in Crook County as the 9th-most dynamic micropolitan out of 536 in the U.S.
It defines a micropolitan as a town with “10,000 to 50,000 residents and outlying areas with close economic ties to those communities.”
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The report looked at the economy of these towns between 2015 and 2021.
Not only is it No. 9 overall, Prineville ranked 1st in pay growth in 2019-2020 and No. 2 in employment growth over that same time.
Here’s how Prineville ranked in specific categories:
|Young Firm Employment Share:||12.42% (Rank:117)|
|Young Firm Knowledge Intensity:||15.67% (Rank:216)|
|2020 Per-Capita Personal Income:||$47,964 (Rank:372)|
|Medium-Term (2015-2020) Employment Growth:||9.21% (Rank:15)|
|Short-Term (2019-2020) Employment Growth:||4.17% (Rank:2)|
|Short-Term Job Momentum (September 2020-September 2021):||6.24% (Rank:43)|
|Medium-Term (2015-2020) Average Pay Growth:||24.23% (Rank:64)|
|Short-Term (2019-2020) Average Pay Growth:||17.06% (Rank:1)|
|Medium-Term (2015-2020) GDP Growth:||28.4% (Rank:17)|
|Short-Term (2019-2020) GDP Growth:||2.03% (Rank:49)|
Prineville is the only Oregon town in the top 25, with The Dalles coming in at No. 31.
You can read the full report at this link.