Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 906,210

The 2008 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 81  137  170  189  192  188  93.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 174  171  197  161  165  158  98.95 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  88  130  149  186  191  88.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 37  184  181  177  181  163  98.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 158  174  97  187  137  144  9942.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 198  145  43  50  148  164  85.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 58  26  137  179  178  142  96.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 18  10  12  30  26  24  1.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  36  24  33  37  21  8.0