Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 55      Population: 269,720

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   10  19  28  105.08 
1-yr Job Growth2   32  63  78  62  100.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   34  12  14  107.19 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   18  123  104  99.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5   64  55  11  11  10220.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   170  38  134.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   141  40  175  195  92.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   200  199  200  200  200  0.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   189  199  197  194  194  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)