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Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 187      Population: 356,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 146  177  193  194  188  193  90.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 188  182  188  198  193  164  98.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 43  58  127  181  195  193  86.51 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  170  183  176  189  187  96.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 184  151  189  131  174  194  9795.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  102  195  184  62  164  84.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 115  189  161  111  158  12  105.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 190  186  190  180  180  180  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  175  143  144  136  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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