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Large Cities 2014

Laredo, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 114      Population: 271,193

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 10  19  28  132  99.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 32  63  78  62  75  101.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  12  14  155  98.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 18  123  104  36  103.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  55  11  11  99  10020.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 170  38  82  101.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 141  40  175  195  54  108.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 200  199  200  200  200  200  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 189  199  197  194  194  193  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)