Texas A&M University Real Estate Center
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Milken Institute) – Ten Texas cities made a strong showing on the Milken Institute’s lists of best-performing U.S. cities, with seven ranking high among large cities and three ranking high among smaller metros.
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos was the highest ranked Texas city on the list, coming in behind only San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City.
“Austin is the most consistent top-five finisher in the history of our Best-Performing Cities index,” Milken said in its report. “Not only is it a dynamic generator of technology and creative industry jobs, but its economic growth is more stable than other top tech centers. This is demonstrated by job and wage growth patterns.”
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown was the next large Texas city, at seventh, immediately followed by Fort Worth-Arlington, Dallas-Plano-Irving and San Antonio-New Braunfels. Laredo was ranked 18th and Lubbock 20th.
Meanwhile, the Texas cities that ranked among the ten best-performing small cities in the country were Victoria (third), Midland (sixth) and College Station-Bryan (eighth).
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