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Lubbock, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 314,840

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 34  14  22  74  76  77  100.77 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  138  43  110  83  85  100.55 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 27  37  13  15  32  108  99.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  131  31  38  34  44  102.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  47  107  63  76  10046.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 194  191  172  127  168  131  98.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 124  178  71  192  189  149  89.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 66  87  97  101  101  110  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  91  83  114  115  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)