Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 147      Population: 214,300

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 15  17  30  42  113  152  93.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 20  82  155  92  162  168  97.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 12  13  19  39  68  161  93.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 49  156  149  106  150  97.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5 148  106  134  158  185  113  9928.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 160  84  18  23  61  113  98.17 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 57  80  166  12  127  129  96.78 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 28  15  16  24  25  23  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  13  8.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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