Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 20      Population: 502,150

The 2013 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 186  184  196  151  29  10  108.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 183  131  116  48  100.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 181  174  171  188  178  85  98.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 175  111  113  199  12  30  101.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 74  121  124  68  30  30  10134.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  59  128  166  104  71  101.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 92  23  124  106  78  44  101.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 48  47  53  60  60  55  1.05 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  13  24  15  19  21  8.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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