Longview, Tyler nab Top 50 rankingsLongview, Tyler nab Top 50 rankingshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=97052012-09-06T12:02:00Z2012-09-06T07:00:00Z

LONGVIEW, TYLER - Longview and Tyler received high ranks in the "100 Leading Locations for 2012: Which MSA's Rank Highest for Economic & Job Growth?" report by Area Development magazine. Out of the top 50 ranked cities overall, 11 are in Texas, including Longview at No. 22 and Tyler at No. 40.

The report used 24 different economic and workforce indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census American Community Survey.

Longview's MSA has a population of 214,369, while Tyler's MSA consists of 209,714 people.

Longview Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Susan Mazarakes-Gill said she believes Longview ranked high in the report because of its diverse economy

Other Texas MSAs on the list include Odessa at No. 2, Midland at No. 6, Austin at No. 11, San Angelo at No. 31, DFW at No. 32, Laredo at No. 41, Lubbock at No. 42, San Antonio at No. 44 and Amarillo at No. 47.


  • No. 4 — Top 25 Mid-Sized Cities: Economic Strength Factors
  • No. 5 — Top 50 Mid-Size Cities
  • No. 5 — Top 20 Southwest Cities
  • No. 11 — Economic Strength Indicators


  • No. 9 — Top 20 Southwest Cities
  • No. 9 — Top 50 Mid-Size Cities
  • No. 13 — Top 25 Mid-Size Cities: Prime Workforce Indicators
  • No. 29 — Overall Workforce

Out of the Top 50 Big Cities ranked, Texas had five. The Lone Star state also had seven MSAs listed in the Top 50 Mid-Size Cities list and three in the Top 50 Small Cities ranking.

Read more at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Area Development.

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