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Small Cities 2009

Texarkana, TX-AR MSA

Overall Rank: 158      Population: 150,097

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  61  138  192  186  99  99.42 
1-yr Job Growth2 78  158  176  186  50  174  90.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 35  51  84  186  194  63  99.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 51  95  157  199  167  184  86.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 13  41  86  150  159  194  9711.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 165  164  152  88  159  26  105.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 164  44  94  136  156  79  97.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 168  165  149  161  166  174  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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