Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX MD

Overall Rank: 3      Population: 4,793,648

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 18  21  28  11  12  12  102.14 
1-yr Job Growth2 31  26  40  14  15  108.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  48  48  30  15  25  102.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 67  22  20  48  24  14  108.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  16  13  17  10  25  10144.12% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 86  52  68  34  28  30  104.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 88  75  57  47  47  34  112.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 26  24  32  29  27  25  1.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  19  12  12  21  12.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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