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Large Cities 2015

Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 54      Population: 460,437

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 154  130  109  106  74  31  101.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 190  62  30  127  49  55  103.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 45  82  133  111  150  12  103.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 132  166  188  10  143  88  98.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 180  39  114  75  43  26  10143.49% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 33  36  56  17  50  104  100.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 134  126  83  10  114  52  108.54 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 190  187  195  193  192  195  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  133  163  175  177  193  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)