Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 4,707,150

The 2011 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 18  18  21  28  11  12  108.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 35  31  26  40  14  102.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  47  48  48  30  15  106.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  67  22  20  48  24  101.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 17  53  16  13  17  10  10246.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 65  86  52  68  34  28  109.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  88  75  57  47  47  101.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 26  26  24  32  29  27  1.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14  13  19  12  12  21  8.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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