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Small Cities 2015

Chico, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 229,000

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 158  94  46  50  28  14  104.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 71  41  57  16  31  100.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 142  140  80  72  17  105.98 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 99  61  25  95  21  33  101.79 
Short-Term Job Growth5 79  99  38  11  24  29  10127.19% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 55  72  29  11  178  136  86.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 17  151  43  17  30  193  91.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  89  100  93  109  122  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  61  125  129  88  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)