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Small Cities 2015

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 182      Population: 125,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     200  200  180  198  84.66 
1-yr Job Growth2     192  182  199  187  97.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     185  200  180  200  74.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     198  197  201  180  96.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5     182  146  193  177  9808.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     172  146  195  122  88.21 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     189  199  37  102.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     33  50  53  36  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     80  82  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)