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Small Cities 2013

El Centro, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 103      Population: 183,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 55  28  17  94  122  66  98.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 32  11  177  81  42  100.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 48  68  77  110  61  87  97.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  107  40  114  89  128  99.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 17  122  28  60  62  10041.22% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 19  61  120  80  184  72.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  160  37  142  84  99.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 126  158  185  184  189  187  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  163  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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