Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 165,430

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 120.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 199  95.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 120.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 172  112.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 41  53  26  172  9766.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 127  150  121  129  62  172  86.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 15  51  122  106  191  194  88.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  127  144  155  188  195  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  93  94  125  129  1.0