California area is #1 in the United States

According to the Milken Institute’s annual Best-Peforming Cities Index, the San Jose, California area is #1 in the United States, followed by San Francisco – San Mateo at #2. In another report, Christopher Thornberg, principal economist with Beacon Economics stated, “Ultimately, people are coming to the Bay Area and California because of the great lifestyle, great climate, arts, entertainment, sun, skiing, beaches, mountains, it goes on and on.” “Despite red tape, high taxes and a burdensome cost of living, California is still deemed to be a good place to do business …” (Contra Costa Times, December 10, 2015)