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Large Cities 2015

Waco, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 80      Population: 265,207

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 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       173  142  58  101.08 
1-yr Job Growth2       141  101  97  99.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       35  99  89  100.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       117  98  119  96.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5       159  64  193  9790.87% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       14  20  110.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       100  30  130.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       46  42  32  1.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       26  21  32  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)