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Small Cities 2008

Santa Fe, NM MSA

Overall Rank: 137      Population: 148,651

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 117  146  143  158  140  135  98.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  138  86  178  75  133  94.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 74  104  155  179  183  131  98.30 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 153  157  147  77  176  171  88.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 39  92  137  143  102  148  9872.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 146  169  166  180  102  14  109.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 162  162  23  165  22  81  97.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  107  111  130  115  69  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  61  80  47  48  3.0