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Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 191      Population: 411,000

The 2015 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 83  185  177  166  193  188  92.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 182  198  42  134  191  192  97.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 20  19  108  51  110  140  95.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 17  67  197  66  178  97.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 157  77  15  160  195  177  9880.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 167  138  26  44  159  121  91.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 106  15  21  173  81  184  93.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 175  177  179  183  183  182  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 186  163  175  177  178  176  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)