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Small Cities 2014

Las Cruces, NM MSA

Overall Rank: 129      Population: 214,207

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 17  30  42  113  152  45  100.21 
1-yr Job Growth2 82  155  92  162  168  127  94.97 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 13  19  39  68  161  139  97.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 49  156  149  106  150  169  88.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 106  134  158  185  113  147  9884.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 84  18  23  61  113  165  95.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 80  166  12  127  129  143  85.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 15  16  24  25  23  25  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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