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Small Cities 2015

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 198      Population: 126,430

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         200  200  84.04 
1-yr Job Growth2         192  182  97.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         185  200  84.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         198  197  93.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5         182  146  9860.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         172  146  60.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         189  89.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         33  50  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)