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Large Cities 2009

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 104      Population: 448,000

The 2009 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 102  77  62  63  157  111  98.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 52  51  79  91  86  119  99.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 104  76  60  72  28  92  99.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  39  112  80  50  170  97.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 70  107  21  79  83  144  9924.48% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 59  25  20  16  53  53  107.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 66  82  104  11  18  99  98.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 24  26  22  19  19  19  1.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  14.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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