Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2012

Amarillo, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 85      Population: 263,342

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 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   35  38  60  99  105  99.35 
1-yr Job Growth2   26  119  95  114  113  95.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   16  31  32  59  101  98.96 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   65  100  81  100  91  96.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5   66  40  115  106  90  10004.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   41  51  64  59  18  107.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   24  105  102  62  44  107.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   92  111  128  118  112  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   109  134  129  125  135  1.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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