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Small Cities 2014

Amarillo, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 95      Population: 267,000

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 35  38  60  99  105  120  94.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 26  119  95  114  113  171  97.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 16  31  32  59  101  97  96.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 65  100  81  100  91  113  99.32 
Short-Term Job Growth5 66  40  115  106  90  28  10128.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 41  51  64  59  18  37  108.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 24  105  102  62  44  108.96 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 92  111  128  118  112  106  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  129  125  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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