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Small Cities 2009

Charlottesville, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 15      Population: 231,349

The 2009 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 33  58  34  56  47  69  99.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  114  56  26  17  44  100.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 45  50  55  51  53  10  102.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 72  60  58  81  55  28  101.91 
Short-Term Job Growth5 16  176  163  83  16  46  10089.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 66  95  95  124  16  98  100.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 79  170  36  113  68  60  103.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 14  25  34  46  42  32  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  23  26  47  48  3.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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