Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 849,843

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 28  48  112  100.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 80  70  56  85  71  102.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  18  44  130  99.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  83  129  86  47  77  99.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  69  59  31  24  70  10055.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 174  178  47  36  28  105.07 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 177  132  13  29  26  10  124.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 198  198  198  197  196  194  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  133  105  175  143  144  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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