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Small Cities 2015

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 197      Population: 125,770

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 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       200  200  180  97.42 
1-yr Job Growth2       192  182  199  84.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       185  200  180  95.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       198  197  201  75.28 
Short-Term Job Growth5       182  146  193  9713.12% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       172  146  195  89.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       189  199  58.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       33  50  53  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       80  82  88  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)