Longview rises in economic survey of nation’s small citiesLongview rises in economic survey of nation’s small citieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=83672013-02-05T09:45:00Z2013-02-03T00:00:00Z

LONGVIEW - Longview ranks No. 6 out of 179 small metro areas, according a Milken Institute's ranking of the nation’s best-performing small cities. Of the top ten best performing small cities, four were in Texas. Odessa ranked No. 4; Midland was No. 8; and Tyler ranked No. 9. The “small city” listing includes the nation’s 179 smallest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Below is a snapshot of how Longview stacked up to other small cities.

Longview Economic Metric Rankings
Metric Rank
Job growth (2006-11) 10th
Job growth (2010-11) 52nd
Wage growth (2005-10) 8th
Wage growth (2009-10) 8th
High-tech growth (2006-11) 71st
High-tech growth (2010-11) 41st
High-tech concentration 45th
Number of high-tech industries 27th

For Milken Institute's top ten list, see NewsTalk Texas.

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