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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 45      Population: 446,170

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 127  102  77  62  63  157  99.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 41  52  51  79  91  86  100.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 135  104  76  60  72  28  101.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 152  79  39  112  80  50  102.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 71  70  107  21  79  83  10036.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  59  25  20  16  53  102.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  66  82  104  11  18  118.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 24  24  26  22  19  19  1.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  12  14.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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