Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Fresno, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 66      Population: 979,915

The 2008 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 161  178  124  83  53  27  101.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 157  162  25  19  36  105.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 100  124  155  121  109  36  101.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  163  153  15  90  69  100.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  60  31  16  27  85  10032.37% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 91  109  163  141  76  172  95.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 81  22  113  46  43  65  105.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 168  157  178  176  178  178  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  109  129  144  143  118  3.0