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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA

Overall Rank: 173      Population: 1,724,000

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 121  122  176  170  166  161  95.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  132  191  163  164  137  99.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112  114  155  188  158  173  92.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 173  135  177  172  178  159  98.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 34  176  171  173  191  162  9907.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 144  136  175  170  102  157  85.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 68  110  181  92  153  124  97.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  117  121  121  126  130  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  89  84  97  88  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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