Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 123      Population: 408,220

The 2013 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 25  70  83  185  177  166  95.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 74  159  182  198  42  134  99.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  20  19  108  51  100.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 56  79  17  67  197  103.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 69  157  157  77  15  160  9913.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 156  187  167  138  26  44  106.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  38  106  15  21  173  95.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 158  163  175  177  179  183  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  186  163  175  177  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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