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Small Cities 2010

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 131,130

The 2010 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 52  71  60  49  93  111  96.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 43  20  116  108  141  115  98.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 52  63  81  69  105  128  96.23 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  102  79  67  135  151  97.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5 51  45  59  73  114  161  9816.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 47  22  158  132  182  161  58.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 146  179  167  166  93.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 38  36  111  104  122  126  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  71  93  129  125  129  1.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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