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Santa Rosa, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 18      Population: 504,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 196  151  29  10  79  17  108.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 116  48  14  46  100.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 171  188  178  85  38  104.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 113  199  12  30  41  68  101.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 124  68  30  30  177  40  10100.60% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 128  166  104  71  116  55  106.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 124  106  78  44  60  56  101.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 53  60  60  55  59  59  1.02 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  15  19  21  20  22  9.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)