Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 196      Population: 361,580

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 115  125  146  177  193  194  91.39 
1-yr Job Growth2 87  185  188  182  188  198  97.20 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 55  41  43  58  127  181  91.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 16  103  171  170  183  176  97.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 163  50  184  151  189  131  9967.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  102  195  184  80.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 59  150  115  189  161  111  98.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 193  191  190  186  190  180  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  131  161  163  175  143  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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