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Lubbock, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 86      Population: 318,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 14  22  74  76  77  79  101.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 138  43  110  83  85  77  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 37  13  15  32  108  42  104.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 131  31  38  34  44  89  100.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  47  107  63  76  38  10103.90% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 191  172  127  168  131  159  85.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  71  192  189  149  187  92.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 87  97  101  101  110  124  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  83  114  115  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)