Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA

Overall Rank: 83      Population: 275,792

The 2013 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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     120  106  47  40  102.84 
1-yr Job Growth2     82  77  13  145  100.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     116  145  137  84  108.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     105  138  57  68  104.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5     195  152  110  182  97.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     153  192  103  24  110.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     195  137  128  118.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     175  175  171  138  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     159  160  133  105  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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