Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 42      Population: 2,395,010

The 2009 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 17  16  13  15  24  33  104.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 80  22  23  38  68  98  99.97 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 38  28  41  39  25  17  106.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 96  25  64  28  43  18  101.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 28  49  12  21  88  86  10032.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 78  123  91  40  40  52  104.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 55  56  105  24  81  125  97.59 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 39  48  61  50  54  44  1.13 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  84  91  67  144  143  2.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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