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Past Ratings & Rankings

The Midland MSA ranked fifth overall in the 2013 Best-Performing Small Cities Index securing first place spots for 5-year job growth, 1-year job growth, and 5-year wages & salaries growth. – Milken Institute (2013)


“America's energy boom is reaching new heights. Its latest feat has it ascending past Wall Street according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. This latest data shows that Midland, Texas, is now America's top-earning metro area.” – Daily Finance (December 2013)


“Midland, Texas was the fastest growing MSA, in terms of personal income, for the third year in a row.” - Bureau of Economic Analysis (November 2013)


Midland, Texas, secures the title of the country's richest metropolitan area. According to a 2013 personal income report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Midland metro area had a per capita income of $83,049. (November 2013)


Midland ranked 1st in Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Metropolitan Area for 2009-2012 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (September 2013)


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment, at 6.2%, occurred in Midland, Texas. (July 2013)


According to Area Development, Midland ranked #1 for top 20 small cities in the Economic Strength Factors category and #3 in overall top 30 small cities. (June 2013)


Midland ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine’s Best Small Cities for Jobs 2013 list. (May 2013)