Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 51      Population: 3,317,749

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 140  118  75  51  51  68  100.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 106  57  45  71  58  52  103.91 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 92  79  60  50  47  98  100.08 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 77  77  40  70  74  59  101.50 
Short-Term Job Growth5 107  92  39  38  94  114  10001.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 42  51  67  63  41  113  100.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 126  102  144  56  24  41  111.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 16  17  21  14  14  15  1.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)