Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 32      Population: 3,299,520

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 136  140  118  75  51  51  102.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 111  106  57  45  71  58  100.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 106  92  79  60  50  47  101.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 125  77  77  40  70  74  99.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 51  107  92  39  38  94  10021.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 36  42  51  67  63  41  106.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 95  126  102  144  56  24  102.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 13  16  17  21  14  14  1.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)