Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2010

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 108      Population: 422,160

The 2010 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 39  80  100.41 
1-yr Job Growth2 38  68  87  99  135  99.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 23  10  14  17  34  87  98.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 11  30  153  100  134  113  99.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5 191  56  29  43  79  31  10134.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 195  196  194  72.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  186  199  200  16  40  101.58 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 173  180  179  196  196  191  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  161  197  175  177  1.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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