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Laredo, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 136      Population: 275,000

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 10  19  28  132  87  100.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 32  63  78  62  75  101  99.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 12  14  155  110  97.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 18  123  104  36  164  98.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  55  11  11  99  178  9875.95% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 38  82  123.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 40  175  195  54  71  100.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 199  200  200  200  200  200  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 199  197  194  194  193  191  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)