Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2013

El Centro, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 99      Population: 180,883

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 59  55  28  17  94  122  99.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 124  32  11  177  81  97.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 27  48  68  77  110  61  99.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 117  131  107  40  114  89  96.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  17  122  28  60  10047.38% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 51  19  61  120  80  101.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 143  178  160  37  142  85.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 160  126  158  185  184  189  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  163  177  175  174  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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