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Small Cities 2014

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 61      Population: 155,000

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 109  151  136  86  49  96  97.09 
1-yr Job Growth2 172  167  42  25  16  187  96.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 21  44  94  99  55  73  97.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 70  162  114  63  96  99.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 139  160  14  130  178  10604.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 140  132  87  99  65  109.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 33  83  35  52  38  23  105.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 113  96  72  95  110  105  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  57  40  80  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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