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Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 167      Population: 424,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 39  80  97  112  98.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 68  87  99  135  84  166  98.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 14  17  34  87  156  126  96.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 153  100  134  113  141  116  99.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 29  43  79  31  104  155  9914.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 195  196  194  147  165  84.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 199  200  16  40  195  98  98.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 179  196  196  191  193  194  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  197  175  177  178  191  0.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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