Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Victoria, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 99,984

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 39  32  19  13  16  197  93.60 
1-yr Job Growth2 36  32  33  135  111  95.99 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 57  45  21  193  93.40 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 20  19  11  109.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 132  81  32  34  77  141  9904.36% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 136  59  13  58  77  188  91.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 22  68  10  100  104  93.11 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 41  63  48  166  161  156  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  93  129  177  175  135  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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