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Fresno, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 37      Population: 989,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 178  124  83  53  27  22  107.44 
1-yr Job Growth2 162  25  19  36  26  101.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 124  155  121  109  36  44  104.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 163  153  15  90  69  42  102.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  31  16  27  85  25  10140.28% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 109  163  141  76  172  98  97.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 22  113  46  43  65  93  99.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  178  176  178  178  175  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  129  144  143  118  112  3.0