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Small Cities 2014

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 250,150

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 30  27  102.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 27  137  147  37  101.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 13  15  13  12  12  20  102.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  90  33  31  11  102.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 14  161  42  91  165  10320.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 81  99  72  22  24  114.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 104  73  49  71  29  40  102.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  63  44  57  60  60  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  134  94  125  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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