Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Chico, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 11      Population: 226,864

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 166  158  94  46  50  28  101.05 
1-yr Job Growth2 174  71  41  57  16  104.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 122  142  140  80  72  102.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  99  61  25  95  21  102.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 124  79  99  38  11  24  10152.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 160  55  72  29  11  178  94.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 115  17  151  43  17  30  111.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 109  68  89  100  93  109  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  42  61  125  129  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)