Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 137      Population: 263,260

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 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         22  125  97.76 
1-yr Job Growth2         114  128  99.47 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         16  106  96.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         100  127  98.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5         70  138  9955.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         117  34  108.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         113  116  98.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         163  167  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         159  177  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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