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Small Cities 2008

Harrisonburg, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 70      Population: 132,822

The 2008 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 71  60  49  93  111  22  101.30 
1-yr Job Growth2 20  116  108  141  115  92  97.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 63  81  69  105  128  64  99.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 102  79  67  135  151  108  95.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 45  59  73  114  161  40  10106.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 22  158  132  182  161  78  101.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 179  167  166  198  60.89 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 36  111  104  122  126  126  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  129  125  129  135  1.0