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Small Cities 2009

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 19      Population: 138,180

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 35  71  98.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 76  45  71  126  109  98.94 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  19  98.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 86  56  53  42  100.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 87  29  24  48  174  56  10054.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 12  16  94  56  102.53 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 12  100  37  67  48  101.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 103  77  81  59  72  52  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  37  93  40  48  20  4.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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