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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 68      Population: 861,000

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 28  48  112  66  102.34 
1-yr Job Growth2 80  70  56  85  71  61  100.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  18  44  130  93  99.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 83  129  86  47  77  107  100.02 
Short-Term Job Growth5 69  59  31  24  70  55  10048.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 178  47  36  28  131.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  13  29  26  10  110.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 198  198  197  196  194  193  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  105  175  143  144  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)