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College Station-Bryan, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 18      Population: 254,928

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 30  27  60  100.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 137  147  37  26  102.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 15  13  12  12  20  66  99.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  90  33  31  11  23  102.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 161  42  91  165  19  10170.56% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 99  72  22  24  61  102.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 73  49  71  29  40  51  104.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  44  57  60  60  65  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  94  125  47  88  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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