Durham slipped in the but ranked fourth in the one-year measure for what the Institute calls its high-tech “location quotient.”

The breakdown by category:

• 5-year job growth: 16

• 1-year job growth: 23

• 5-year wages: 34

• 1-year wages: 105

• Job growth April 2009 to April 2010: 29

• 5-year high-tech GDP: 24

• 1-year high-tech GDP: 151

• Combined Metropolitan area high-tech location quotient during 2009: 4

• Measures the number of high-technology industries with a location quotient (LQ) about the U.S. average of 1.0 during 2009: 28

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