Best Performing Cities

January 22, 2013

Cities on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley have made the list of Best-Performing Cities nationwide by the Milken Institute.

The United States’ best-performing metro area is San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. Other cities with strong exposure to technological innovation scored high in the new ranking: Austin, Texas (No. 2, up from fourth place); Raleigh, N.C. (No. 3, up from No. 14); the Washington, D.C., metro (No. 5 from No. 17); and Cambridge, Mass. (No. 8 from No. 12).

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City were ranked 36 on the list in 2012, compared to their 52 spot in 2011.

“People expect tech to be one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy, and it was,” Ross DeVol, chief research officer of the Milken Institute and one of the report’s authors, said in a statement.

“A perhaps less expected highlight of this year’s rankings is how the national resurgence in manufacturing is reflected in the greatly improved fortune of local economies, especially in the upper Midwest,” he said.

Among this year’s biggest gainers in large metros is Holland-Grand Haven, Mich., leaping 108 places to No. 40. Other Midwestern hotspots include Minneapolis-St. Paul; Gary, Ind.; Warren, Mich.; and Indianapolis. Each city moved up at least 70 spots in this year’s index.

The Best-Performing Cities index includes measures of job, wage, and technology performance to rank the nation’s 200 large metropolitan areas and 179 smaller metros.

Unlike other “best places” rankings, it does not use quality-of-life metrics, such as commute times or housing costs. In the Institute’s index, employment growth is weighted most heavily due to its critical importance to community vitality. Wage and salary growth measures the quality of jobs created and sustained.

Article compliments from Patch.

Enhanced by Zemanta

14 Farmer’s Markets in Santa Clara County

May 25, 2012

Alum Rock Village Farmers’ Market

Berryessa Farmers’ Market

Evergreen Farmers’ Market

Hanchett Avenue Farmers’ Market

Julian St. James Farmers’ Market

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Farmers’ Market

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Farmers’ Market

Mayfair Farmers’ Market

Milpitas Farmers’ Market at ICC

San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market

Santa Teresa Farmers’ Market

VA Palo Alto Farmers’ Market

Vallco Farmers’ Market

Vietnam Town Farmers’ Market, San Jose

Enhanced by Zemanta

Elks Club Event

March 28, 2011

Friday, April 1 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Redwood City Elks Lodge
Plan to come with your families, kids and grand-kids for this Holiday themed craft, dinner and family friendly movie. Snacks provided for $5 a person. RSVP only so we can figure out the food to make sure there is enough for everyone. Reservations by April 1 to Amy 888-3601…
Enhanced by Zemanta

Belmont Stats

March 15, 2010

Locator map of the {{w|San Francisco Bay Area|...
Image via Wikipedia

Belmont median sales prices

Belmont, CA (population 26,000) is situated half-way between San Francisco and San Jose, in San Mateo County. Known for its wooded hills, views of the San Francisco Bay and stretches of open space, Belmont is a quiet residential community in the midst of the culturally and technologically rich Bay Area.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

    • Belmont
    • San Carlos
    • Redwood City
  • Subscribe

    Email Newsletter

    Never miss any valuable information on Belmont, San Carlos or Redwood City.

    Enter your email address to receive blog articles in your inbox:

    Enter your email address:

  • Home Search

Recent Comments

  • Jason Witten Jersey: I got what you intend,saved to favorites, very nice internet site.
  • Hi there friends, its wonderful paragraph about cultureand completely explained, keep it up all the time.
  • Stanford Sixt: Hi, I have been using Kuvings B6000 for two years and now I can tell you my opinion. It’s a...
  • Mimi: Hey, you’re the goto exrtep. Thanks for hanging out here.
  • Gordana: Hello! I found you via The Fitnessista comments and your blog is AWESOME. I love trveal so much but have not...

Brought To You By