Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 68      Population: 6,656,950

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 10  14  107.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 58  13  16  24  95  100.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  59  22  102.80 
Short-Term Job Growth5 20  15  15  138  175  9871.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 42  55  73  85  57  90  98.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 68  10  78  31  67  166  95.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 108  101  105  116  118  119  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  133  163  144  143  2.0