Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 1,629,950

The 2014 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 68  76  36  11  112.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 134  42  102.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 50  70  44  124.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 121  143  103.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  19  44  10  66  10061.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 28  40  153.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  118  20  107.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 12  15  2.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  17  12  12  12  11  10.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)