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Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 155      Population: 422,135

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 39  80  97  100.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 38  68  87  99  135  84  100.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  14  17  34  87  156  98.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 30  153  100  134  113  141  95.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 56  29  43  79  31  104  10016.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 195  196  194  147  98.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 186  199  200  16  40  195  70.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 180  179  196  196  191  193  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  197  175  177  178  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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