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Small Cities 2009

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 99      Population: 168,920

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 51  72  48  93  114  118  95.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 109  143  87  79  84  138  98.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 42  36  42  46  56  40  95.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 75  127  59  25  55  36  100.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 173  168  37  59  133  121  9917.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 27  74  116  105  72  121  97.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 97  68  127  20  83  159  94.58 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 89  95  95  99  105  108  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  93  129  125  129  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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