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Lubbock shows big job growth for small cityLubbock shows big job growth for small cityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=92972012-10-16T08:30:00Z2012-10-16T08:00:00Z

LUBBOCK - Lubbock was ranked tenth for job growth among small cities by Forbes. Other West Texas cities to make the top ten of the Forbes’ list include Odessa, Midland and San Angelo.

Texas Tech is one of many components contributing to area job growth, according to James Arnold with Lubbock National Bank.

Among the 398 metro areas ranked, energy towns like Odessa, Midland and San Angelo dominate the top of the list. The economies in these areas have expanded steadily over the last few years, according to Forbes.

The survey, conducted in conjunction with Pepperdine University, found that small and midsized metropolitan areas, with populations of 1 million or less, accounted for 27 of the 30 urban regions in the U.S. that are adding jobs at the fastest rate. A city is classified small if it offers up to 150,000 local jobs.

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