Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 2,000,860

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 113.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  102.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 14  14  11  113.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 87  12  10  25  102.97 
Short-Term Job Growth5 49  22  18  27  26  10148.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 116  129  39  21  10  12  120.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  14  18  17  19  14  104.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 13  11  13  10  1.92 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  11  12  15  12  11  10.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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