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Waco, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 61      Population: 268,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     173  142  58  80  101.35 
1-yr Job Growth2     141  101  97  74  100.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     35  99  89  78  101.21 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     117  98  119  35  102.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5     159  64  193  102  9985.02% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     14  20  38  110.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     100  30  109.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     46  42  32  61  1.01 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     26  21  32  176  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)