Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 98      Population: 459,860

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 108  154  130  109  106  74  100.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 179  190  62  30  127  49  100.95 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 38  45  82  133  111  150  94.91 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  132  166  188  10  143  98.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 139  180  39  114  75  43  10104.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 195  33  36  56  17  50  105.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 88  134  126  83  10  114  98.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 200  190  187  195  193  192  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  131  133  163  175  177  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)