Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Salinas, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 435,232

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 134  141  159  110  119  74  100.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 167  125  141  28  70  83  100.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 97  113  124  91  124  51  101.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 44  189  160  20  126  117  96.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  62  41  141  58  10074.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 43  125  81  72  47  193  90.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 170  182  14  72  22  107  97.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 176  175  175  172  175  188  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  129  144  143  178  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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