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Small Cities 2014

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 24      Population: 225,410

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 120  166  158  94  46  50  99.90 
1-yr Job Growth2 104  174  71  41  57  99.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 75  122  142  140  80  72  99.90 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 84  131  99  61  25  95  99.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5 96  124  79  99  38  11  10281.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 168  160  55  72  29  11  117.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 58  115  17  151  43  17  106.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 122  109  68  89  100  93  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  71  42  61  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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