Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2009

Waco, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 241,481

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 79  80  55  57  45  74  99.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 40  17  56  115  89  91  100.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  78  56  37  41  35  114.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 64  28  39  129  62  104.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 19  20  45  127  34  52  100.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 20  27  19  120.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 94  74  84  56  41  61  103.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 18  20  13  1.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  14  17  18  8.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2009  
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