Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 409,968

The 2014 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 70  83  185  177  166  193  97.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 159  182  198  42  134  191  91.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  20  19  108  51  110  99.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  17  67  197  66  100.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 157  157  77  15  160  195  9785.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 187  167  138  26  44  159  97.30 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 38  106  15  21  173  81  103.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 163  175  177  179  183  183  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  186  163  175  177  178  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)