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Small Cities 2011

Midland, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 123      Population: 168,288

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 198  92.75 
1-yr Job Growth2 199  18  104.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 199  88.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 133.37 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  26  172  52  10072.85% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 150  121  129  62  172  146  97.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  122  106  191  194  159  81.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 127  144  155  188  195  194  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  93  94  125  129  135  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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