Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2012

Amarillo, TX

Overall Rank: 97      Population: 259,884

The 2012 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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     35  38  60  99  97.89 
1-yr Job Growth2     26  119  95  114  99.16 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     16  31  32  59  101.51 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     65  100  81  100  99.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5     66  40  115  106  9900.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     41  51  64  59  99.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     24  105  102  62  102.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     92  111  128  118  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     109  134  129  125  1.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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