Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2013

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 140      Population: 260,500

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1   110  132  160  177  162  92.71 
1-yr Job Growth2   122  136  129  135  129  98.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3   94  109  124  149  148  92.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4   92  145  129  110  112  98.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5   102  113  172  124  144  9869.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6   14  66  149  144  78.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7   75  149  86  162  82  99.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8   21  27  27  39  37  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19   18  25  23  10  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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