Thinking of moving to Bend? Now is the perfect time! For the fourth consecutive year, the Bend-Redmond metro area has been named the “Best Performing Small City” in the U.S. by the Milken Institute, a Los-Angeles based think tank focusing on health, economics, employment and education. Bend-Redmond surpassed all other small cities for its “well-diversified economy, the best five-year wage growth and second-best five-year job growth”. Read more in the Milken Institute’s press release.