Best-Performing Cities
CONNECT WITH US:
SHARE THIS:
Large Cities 2015

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 116      Population: 433,900

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 130  134  141  159  110  119  98.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 92  167  125  141  28  70  100.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  97  113  124  91  124  96.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 82  44  189  160  20  126  98.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5 194  86  62  41  141  9948.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 55  43  125  81  72  47  105.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 71  170  182  14  72  22  102.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 175  176  175  175  172  175  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  133  129  144  143  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)