Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 43      Population: 842,300

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 28  48  103.36 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  80  70  56  85  100.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  18  44  101.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  83  129  86  47  100.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 62  61  69  59  31  24  10158.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 100  174  178  47  36  123.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  177  132  13  29  26  102.70 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 197  198  198  198  197  196  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  133  105  175  143  2.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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