Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 1,976,840

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 89  61  60  19  110.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 72  10  14  11  102.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 119  26  10  18  125.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 187  34  105.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 21  11  48  26  25  10151.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 24  10  21  16  133.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 62  49  51  14  16  104.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 4.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)