Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

San Rafael, CA

Overall Rank: 23      Population: 260,750

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1           30  104.42 
1-yr Job Growth2           107  99.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3           101  98.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4           49  101.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5           51  10070.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6           146.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7           119.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8           32  1.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19           37  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)