Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Laredo, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 38      Population: 245

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 2009 2010 2011 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       112.38 
1-yr Job Growth2       83  36  101.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       17  28  35  108.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       37  80  93  101.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5       11  75  32  2.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       41  109  116  86.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       69  112  119  95.97 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       121  177  177  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       113  144  151  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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