Best-Performing Cities
CONNECT WITH US:
SHARE THIS:
Large Cities 2016

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 1,629,950

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, California, remains among the top expanding economies in the country, coming in at No. 4 on this year’s ranking. A high proportion of tech gains has been fueled by start-ups within the metro’s rich ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The service-based tech sector has led the advance in areas such as cloud-based software, mobile applications, social media, internet publishing, cloud-based storage, gaming and digital media.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 68  76  36  11  112.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 134  42  102.52 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 50  70  44  124.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 121  143  103.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  19  44  10  66  100.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 28  40  153.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  118  20  107.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 12  15  2.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  17  12  12  12  11  10.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)