Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA MD

Overall Rank: 47      Population: 3,172,532

The 2015 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 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       54  47  86  100.58 
1-yr Job Growth2       60  42  49  104.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       143  56  13  103.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       113  51  33  103.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5       18  49  179  9853.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       64  39  119  99.74 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       93  36  47  110.98 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       24  23  23  1.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       15.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)