Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2010

Morgantown, WV MSA

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 138,380

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 35  71  136  98.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 76  45  71  126  109  82  97.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  46  100.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 86  56  53  42  53  99.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5 29  24  48  174  56  54  10067.41% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 16  94  56  41  103.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 12  100  37  67  48  61  101.97 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 77  81  59  72  52  57  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  93  40  48  20  28  4.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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